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Morning with Women in Health Entrepreneurship

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Morning with Women in Health Entrepreneurship 

Thursday, June 2 | 9 am to 1 pm

Join MedTech Actuator and partners – EY, FB Rice, MinterEllison, and Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices – for a morning exploring what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the healthcare ecosystem. This event is designed to speak to the hurdles and challenges often faced by female-identifying and diverse individuals in healthcare. 


  • 9:00 am – Registration and coffee
  • 9:15 am – Welcome from EY and Acknowledgement of Country 
    • Darren Chua, Consulting Digital Strategy & Transformation Leader, EY
  • 9:20 am – Welcome from MedTech Actuator and partners
    • Rebecca Davies, AO, Deputy Chair, MedTech Actuator
  • 9:30 am – Keynote: Leading by design: a values-based view of entrepreneurship in Medtech
    •  Michelle Gallaher CEO and Founder, Opyl
  • 10:00 am – Panel discussion: What does it take to build a healthcare venture?
    • Kathy Connell, Senior Director of New Ventures, ANZ for Johnson & Johnson Innovation
    • Belinda Cheng, Director, Asia-Pac Tax Innovation Hub Leader, EY Foundry
    • Dr Amandeep Hansra, Managing Partner, Caligo Health / Chair, Coviu Global
    • Nicole Sloggett, Partner, MinterEllison 
    • Moderator: Rebecca Davies, AO, Deputy Chair, MedTech Actuator
  • 10:45 am – Coffee and networking
  • 11:15 am – Fireside chat: Founder to Chief Executive
      • Alice Williams, Founder and CEO, Ovira
      • Moderator: Maria Pelipas, Head of Programs, MedTech Actuator
  • 12:00 pm – Panel discussion: Health entrepreneurship career toolkit essentials
      • Sophie Walsh, Head of Brand Communications, Finder
      • Etta Watts-Russell, Founder, Lactamo
      • Anna Grocholsky, Director of Commercialisation and Innovation, Macquarie University
      • Katherine O’Donoghue, Community Manager, Eucalyptus
      • Moderator: Makenzie Thomas, Program and Community Coordinator, MedTech Actuator

Tea, coffee, and morning nibbles are provided for each attendee. This event is open to anyone interested in healthcare entrepreneurship. Tickets are limited, so be sure to reserve your place today.

If you have any questions, please contact Makenzie Thomas, Program and Community Coordinator – MedTech Actuator

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