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Dr Skye Kinder inducted to the 2021 Victorian Honour Roll of Women – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Dr Skye Kinder inducted to the 2021 Victorian Honour Roll of Women

In this article, originally posted by St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, the Minister for Women, Gabrielle Williams, announced the inductees to the 2021 Victoria Honour Roll of Women.

Dr Skye Kinder [AFMW member], Psychiatry Registrar at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, was recognised as an Emerging Leader at the annual awards for her clinical and advocacy work for rural and other marginalised patients and their communities in addressing health inequality.

St Vincent’s has a commitment to working with the disadvantaged and marginalised, which aligns with Dr Kinder’s drive to providing exceptional care to these communities. This drive came from years of watching her father travel to Melbourne from regional Victoria, which was about two hours away, for specialist medical appointments.“I don’t do advocacy for the accolades, but to receive recognition is an honour,” said Dr Kinder

Another exceptional achievement

This accolade will stand beside Dr Kinder’s other prestigious awards for her advocacy work including, 2019 Victorian Young Australian of the Year, AFR’s 100 Women of Influence in 2020, Victoria’s Junior Doctor of the Year in 2017 and Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30. 

Dr Kinder’s nomination came from two organisations that she hasworked extensively with, the Rural Doctors Association of Victoria and the Western Region Centre Against Sexual AssaultHer nomination was selected by the Minister for Women, and she joins more than 700 women who have been honoured since the program began in 2001. 

A positive role model for young women

“Becoming an inductee shows young women from rural and marginalised backgrounds that they can achieve their goals and be recognised in a significant way,” said Dr Kinder.

This honourable award celebrates exceptional women across Victoria who have made a powerful contribution to their community. Coming from a regional area herself, Dr Kinder hopes that receiving this accolade will act as a platform for other aspiring young women from rural and marginalised backgrounds who feel unrepresented.


Photo and source: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

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