AFMW is very proud of our member Dr Liz Rickman, President of the Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) for being selected as one of the 100 international participants by Homeward Bound Projects 2021.
These 100 women have been selected from an immensely impressive application pool, for the sixth program. All have a background and/or qualification in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM), and they come from all over the globe, from a broad range of professions, occupations and career levels, and have been selected based on their potential to demonstrate a new model of leadership, creating better outcomes for the planet.
The aim of the Homeward bound project is to form a coalition of 1000 women leaders of all backgrounds, to support each other and effect change in the world.
As part of this homeward bound scholarship they will be taking an Antarctic voyage together eventually, when global permissions allow travel given what’s happening with COVID-19.
The link here provides options for friends/ supporters to crowd fund and support their journey of learning and contributing.
Hearty congratulations to you Liz on this marvellous opportunity. We look foreword to hearing the updates and to hearing you speak at one of our sessions, along with some your new friends. “
Magdalena is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020).
Magdalena’s deep engagements with the RACGP over many years includes chair of Women in General Practice, is currently on the RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care, prior to that on RACGP eHealth Expert Committee. She is a regular media spokesperson on numerous health issues, being interviewed most weeks by mainstream and medical media. Magdalena has represented the RACGP at senate enquiries and has worked on several National Health Framework reviews.
Both an RACGP examiner and University examiner she supervises medical students and undertakes general practice research. Roles outside of RACGP include the Strategy and Policy Committee for Breast Cancer Network Australia, Board Director of Women’s Health Victoria and Chair of their Strategy and Policy subcommittee and the AMA Victoria GP Network Committee.
Magdalena has presented at the United Nations as part of the Australian Assembly and was recently appointed the Australian representative to the World Health Organisation, World Assembly on COVID 19, by the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).