Greater than 300 medtech executive women (Directors, VPs, C-Suite) were sent an online survey and 61 shared their perceptions of the career obstacles for women with medtech careers. They reported that, at their companies, the average number of women holding positions of vice president or higher is 17% and that the median was 12%.
Maria Sainz is a former division president of Guidant/Boston Scientific, the former president and CEO of Cardiokinetix, and serves on four boards. She is is no stranger to taking risks in her career.
In the second installment in a series on women in medtech published in MDDI, we focus on Luann Pendy and some of the impressive programs enacted at Medtronic to promote diversity and leadership by women. They are:
Maria Shepherd, President of Medi-Vantage moderates two panels at the Advamed Women’s Executive Network Conference, June 20, Cambridge MA.
I’m pleased and proud to be moderating two panels at the upcoming AdvaMed (@AdvaMedUpdate) Women’s Executive Meeting, (#WEN17 Conference)June 20, 2017 at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA!
We all know there are challenges for women in the medical device industry. After medical device innovation, creating advancement opportunities for women in medtech is near and dear to my heart, and this is a meeting where we can all learn more about this important topic (as well as from each other…).
At MPO Summit 2015, Women in medtech were front and center of innovation, productivity and profitability in the industry. The panel of women spoke on the subject of the legendary “glass ceiling,” and how it manifests in the medical device industry for women.