What is the need/ purpose

To establish or further develop career relationships for women working in tropical health.

Who are we

Women working in tropical health in a variety of disciplines and expertise. Many of the women in this group have significantly invested in their career and are looking to progress to leadership roles or to be paired up to learn from the more senior colleagues.

What we offer

Option 1: Structured mentoring program – traditional one:one mentor and mentee relationship established by appropriate matching, clear expectations and time commitment. Currently in development

Option 2: Leadership development and peer-support networks. Currently developing a monthly breakfast club for women in leadership to be held at Menzies JMB with remote sites video conferencing in. Keep an eye out for upcoming events.

If you are interested in learning more about the WITH Network, please contact us at HOTNORTH@menzies.edu.au.

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Upcoming Events

Breakfast Club
5 December 2018
Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Darwin Time
Special Guest: Minister for Health, Honourable Natasha Fyles

Past Events

Breakfast Club
Date: 3 September 2018
Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Darwin Time


Additional Resources

1. Annabell Crabbs: The Wife drought

This is a very accessible read about how the economy and work is based largely around the idea that people have ‘wives’ to help at home, and how not having a ‘wife’ is a problem in the work force.

2. Anne Summers - The Misogyny Factor

Also very accessible.  Talks about how its not just about family commitments that are a problem, but misogyny.  You'll find a speech of hers in the link, which is a good starter.

3. Rebecca Solnit - Men Explain Things to Me

This is a series of essays which was collected after her essay ‘Men Explain things to me’ (linked below) went viral multiple times over.  The essay collection contains other topics on culture and hope which is a good read - but not as accessible (some of the essays are quiet hard depending on your background)

4. Reni Eddo-Lodge:  Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

Reni Edoo-Lodge is a journalist so the book is super easy to read. Its mainly about race rather than feminism but these issues have important intersections. Its based on UK experiences but the concepts are relevant anywhere.

5. Audre Lorde: Sister Outsider - Essays and Speeches