Sparking conversations about Franklin Women

Sparking conversations about Franklin Women

Melina and Madi smilling in Franklin Women shirt design


The Franklin Women shirt design is now live and it is absolutely fabulous, see it modelled by Franklin Women founder Melina and me at our sneak peak event last week. 

This shirt is the first from our Change Maker project where by we create shirts that sparked conversations about the awesome work that is happening to increase the participation and retention of minority voices across the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) sectors.

Franklin Women is a social enterprise that connects individuals and organisations committed to creating a health and medical research ecosystem where women thrive. 

They worked with Bec Admczewski, an amazing illustrator based in lutruwita/Tasmania. Together they created this beautiful design that represents the Franklin Women community. Diverse in discipline, background and experience, these incredible women connect, support, and mentor each other - they are stronger together

Franklin Women Change Maker design

This artwork invites us to start a conversation about who these fascinating women are and what fills them with their passion for making positive contributions to health. But it’s also a conversation about the barriers that women in science face, which impacts upon their ability to thrive in their careers. Franklin Women’s namesake, Rosalind Franklin, features in the centre of this artwork - reminding us that we are lifted up by the generations of women who have gone before but also inspiring us to continue to challenge the status quo.

I am so excited for these shirts to be out in the world sparking wonderful conversations about what we can do to support women in health and medical research. Get yours here