Ikigai: Women & Medicine Symposium


Saturday 20 October 2018, Brisbane QLD

CCIM is proud to support the inaugural Women & Medicine event.

Ikigai: Women & Medicine is a one day event in Brisbane featuring a diverse array of speakers on topics including career progression, wellbeing, gender & medicine, financial health, mentorship, and leadership & influence, as well as the opportunity to network and meet other great women in medicine.

Drawing on the Japanese concept of ikigai or 'reason for being' - work, family, passion and talents are all interrelated in bringing joy, fulfilment and balance to the daily routine of life.  But finding the 'sweet spot' where passion and talents intersect with profession and vocation can be challenging given the pressures of modern medical practice.  For many female doctors this is made even harder by having to overcome unconscious bias, structural barriers and competing demands of home life.

Whether you are just starting out in medicine, mid-career or in transition or seeking greater balance, this symposium will explore issues for women in medicine and provide you with practical tools and strategies to help you progress your career, expand your influence and find your 'sweet spot'.

Kirstin Ferguson

Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an Australian company director. Beginning her career as a military officer, she went on to become the CEO of a successful global consulting business. With university honours degrees in both history and law, Kirstin also has a PhD in leadership and governance for which she has received a number of academic and industry awards. She has been named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence, is a Sir Winston Churchill Fellow, and was recognised by Women & Leadership Australia with an award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership. Kirstin was the creator of the widely acclaimed #CelebratingWomen campaign and is the co-author of Women Kind with Catherine Fox.