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Northern Business Achievement Awards Networking Breakfast

June 1, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am


Join Northlink at the Northern Business Achievement Awards breakfast on the topic of Women in Leadership: Technology. Hear from Dr Loren Sher and a panel of business nominees.

Theme: Women in Leadership: Technology

Talented women across Melbourne’s north are leading the way in ground-breaking technological innovation. Presenters at this month’s NBAA lead in fields including medical access, advanced manufacturing, technological integration and food development.

Increasingly young women are being encouraged, and participating in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Maths) areas as early as kindergarten. The growing importance placed on STEM, technology, online connectivity and scientific thinking underpins the work of all the women we present at this event.

Hear from inspirational women who are leading the way in innovation in these fields.

Guest speaker: Dr Loren Sher, Clinical Director – Victoria’s Virtual Emergency Department @ Northern Health, Epping.

Loren is an Emergency specialist and Director of the new Victorian Virtual ED. She studied a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein (South Africa), from 1997 to 2002. In 2012 Dr Sher studied Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine in Melbourne. In Loren’s previous role, she was the Director of the Northern Hospital’s Paediatric Emergency Department. Loren’s other career highlights include the development of a Paediatric HIV clinic in South Africa and the development of the Paediatric Emergency Department at The Northern Hospital.

Loren constantly seeks opportunities to deliver equitable, safe, and gold-standard care, particularly for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Loren’s recent medical adventures include exploring and creating efficiencies through the marriage of technology and medicine. Loren is enrolled in a PhD through La Trobe University, researching digital solutions in Emergency Departments.

Panel discussion with:

Dr Loren Sher, Clinical Director – Victoria’s Virtual Emergency Department @ Northern Health, Epping

Dr Santosh Kaur, Founder & CEO of Smart Heal. SmartHeal was born out of the love for wound healing and frustration with the simple management of them by not only the patient but the connection of healthcare provider to patient.

Ms Shekila Ramalingam, General Manager Business – Channel Expansion, nbn co. Shekila oversees the national implementation of channel expansion, ensuring the network is expanding and remaining relevant to business and end users.

Ms Erika Hughes, Commercial Director, Integra Systems. Integra Systems was established in 1991 and offers low-volume, high-variability excellence in sheet metal product design, project management and advanced manufacturing using Industry 4.0 practices.


Uni Hill Conference Centre
30 Graduate Rd
Bundoora, VIC 3083
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