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Celebrating Visionary Leadership - Victoria

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Melbourne Brain Centre

Kenneth Myer Building

30 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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Visionary leadership can drive transformational change across an entire sector. Visionary leaders inspire, empower, enthuse and respect. They work with you to make change happen. This is what the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is all about!

With a shared sense of purpose and desire for change, leaders across Australia’s industry and academic STEM sectors joined forces to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration through mentoring. The goal is to develop a new generation of industry-savvy PhD graduates who can engage with industry, kick-start collaborations, understand their career options, network and transition with confidence across professional sectors.

This event celebrates their vision, their leadership, their drive and importantly, their bold commitment to the professional development of tomorrow’s STEM leaders and to creating a better future for all of us.

Our Keynote Speaker Michelle Gallaher (2017 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year, Director of The Social Science, cofounder of Women in STEMM Australia) will share her leadership journey. As proud IMNIS alumni, Michelle will also speak to her experiences as an industry mentor. You will also hear from a panel of 2017 mentors and mentees about their positive, productive mentoring partnerships.

A light breakfast will be served Wednesday, 27 June at 7:30 am at Melbourne Brain Centre in Melbourne. The event will conclude at 9:30 am. We will have a professional photographer on-site, so be sure to get a pic with our speakers and your colleagues. For catering purposes, please RSVP by registering as soon as possible. Please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.

ATSE gratefully acknowledges funding and tremendous support for IMNIS from the industry growth centres MTPConnect, METS Ignited and NERA, consortium partners AusBiotech and Mentorloop, as well as sponsors CSL, KPMG and Bellberry. We also thank the University of Melbourne for sponsoring this event. IMNIS thanks all of our member organisations, partners, sponsors and supporters for their collaboration and support. These organisations demonstrate visionary leadership in developing Australia's next generation of STEM leaders.

Michelle Gallaher has been an entrepreneur, science communicator, advocate and leader in the Australian life sciences and health sector for 25 years. Michelle is renowned for her role in advocating for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). She supported and mentored many in the technology, biotechnology and medtech start-up community. Throughout her career, she has guided change and advanced the implementation of legislation, policy and funding programs in support of biotechnology and medical research in Victoria. Michelle’s positive impact on individuals and organisations in the health and life sciences industry in Australia is both significant and sustaining. Her career spans working as an orthopist with low vision patients, to executive roles in listed biotech companies. She has led major national medical research initiatives, and served as Chief Executive Officer of the peak body for biotechnology and medtech in Victoria, the BioMelbourne Network. Leaving corporate life in 2014, Michelle entered the world of entrepreneurship, co-founding The Social Science, a unique digital marketing communications agency focused on the science, health and technology sector. At the same time, she co-founded an advocacy group, Women in STEMM Australia. Michelle is also co-founder in a third startup, SkinLife, developing new products with a therapeutic application in dermatology. She is a sought-after speaker, mentor, collaborator and influencer. Michelle is an enthusiastic contributor to the Victorian community as an Ambassador for the Victoria Against Violence Campaign and a regular at the St Vincent de Paul’s CEO SleepOut. Michelle has served and continues to serve as a non-executive director and advisor within universities, private and in public companies, not-for-profits and on various government advisory committees and boards. Michelle was awarded the Victorian Telstra Business Woman on the Year 2017 and the Victorian Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.



  • Anjaleena Anthony

    Anjaleena Anthony

    The University of Melbourne

    PhD Student

  • Prof Andrew Cuthbertson AO

    Prof Andrew Cuthbertson AO

    CSL Limited

    CSO & Director, Research and Development

  • Claretta DSouza

    Claretta DSouza

    AusBiotech

    National Projects Co-ordinator

  • Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Industry Mentoring Network in STEM

    Executive Director

  • Dr Leigh Farrell

    Dr Leigh Farrell

    Certara USA, Inc

    Senior VP, Commercial

  • Michelle Gallaher

    Michelle Gallaher

    The Social Science

    Director

  • Melanie Heinlein

    Melanie Heinlein

    The University of Melbourne

    PhD Student


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Melbourne Brain Centre

Kenneth Myer Building

30 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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