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WA RACGP Chair offered leadership scholarship


Jolyon Attwooll


28/09/2022 3:46:11 PM

Dr Ramya Raman has been offered a place at the McKinsey Young Leaders Forum 2022, which will take place in October.

Dr Ramya Raman
RACGP Western Australia Faculty Chair Dr Ramya Raman

RACGP Western Australia Faculty Chair Dr Ramya Raman will join a prestigious leadership program next month after being selected for a scholarship.

Dr Raman, who was elected as the WA Faculty Chair in November last year, will join 90 other recipients from around the country for this year’s McKinsey Young Leaders Forum.
 
The forum is run as part of the Australian Scholarships Foundation with a focus on ‘high potential future leaders’.
 
The three-day event, which takes place at the end of October, will draw together people from a range of different sectors, including international development, social services, health, education, law, advocacy and politics, environment and animal welfare, and arts, culture and recreation.
 
‘I am delighted and humbled to have been selected,’ Dr Raman told newsGP.
 
Speaking to newsGP earlier this year for International Women’s Day, Dr Raman said that gender disparity in medical leadership positions was a factor in her decision to nominate for the WA Chair role.
 
‘We’ve attained gender parity in medical schools, but there is still an underrepresentation of women in senior leadership positions in Australia and worldwide,’ she said.
 
‘That’s something I have always been, and continue to be, passionate about.’
 
She said participating in the forum will provide opportunities for improving directorship and sub-committee leadership as well as offering new insights into working with the community, industry and government stakeholders.
 
Dr Raman also hopes the event will help her review and advise on health reforms ‘that ensure a person-centric integrated healthcare system’, as well as improve team performance across general practice and patient care through effective local leadership.
 
‘Learnings such as influencing others can help build greater self- awareness and boost the team’s performance,’ she said.
 
‘I aim to bring back skills to help align people and thinking at a strategic level while leveraging the cultural diversity within the organisation based on respect, diversity, and vision.’
 
Dr Raman is one of eight scholarship recipients from Western Australia.
 
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Dr Marita Therese Long   8/10/2022 8:54:14 AM

Well done ! I am so pleased to see you taking on such important roles and very happy that you have been awarded such a great opportunity!
Go get ‘em !