Celebrating Epworth women

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 11th annual Epworth Women in Healthcare Lunch held on Thursday 4 October.

With 600 guests in attendance the event was the most successful yet with over $200k raised to establish the Epworth Women’s Leadership Network. 

The aim of this Network is to empower Epworth women through a range of planned and targeted activities including mentoring programs, networking and training.  80% of Epworth’s workforce are women and we have a commitment to inspire and support these leaders.

Guests at the Lunch heard from two such leaders in Professor Silvana Marasco and Professor Genie Pedagogos who presented on the topic “The path to the heart may lead through the kidney”.

Professor Marasco is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon and she provided useful advice about how women can care for their hearts as well as incredible insight into how cardiac surgery continues to advance.

Professor Genie Pedagogos is the Director of Medical Services at Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Eastern, and Director of Innovation for Epworth. Professor Pedagogos presented on the link between cardiac disease and kidney disease as well as offering practical tips for kidney health.

MC Dr Chantel Thornton specialist breast cancer surgeon led an informative q and a session.

And Mr Dimitrios Zartaloudis Epworth Medical Foundation Trustee and Major Sponsor also presented on the impact of the event for the women of Epworth now and into the future.

View Mr Zartaloudis’s presentation

Thank you to our event sponsors and all guests who made this special event.  The Women in Healthcare lunch is one of the main annual fundraising events delivered by the EpworthMedical Foundation.

Watch our event highlights​


We sincerely thank the following:

Major sponsors

Conquest services 


Major partners

Epworth Medical Imaging

HCA Healthcare Australia

Corporate Sponsors

  • ABD Group
  • Belmore Nurses
  • Cas Property
  • Clayton Utz
  • Device Technologies
  • GJK Facilities
  • HWL Ebsworth
  • IOOF
  • Jellis Craig
  • Medownick Laser Clinic
  • Melbourne Pathology
  • PJM Engineering Services
  • Princes Laundry Services
  • PrompCorp
  • Slade Pharmacy
  • Signature Hospitality Group
  • Your Nursing Agency
  • Zagame
  • Zouki

And our many event partners and in-kind sponsors.