How can the medical device industry become more inclusive?

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DeviceTalks Boston promoThe medical device industry has a gender diversity and inclusion problem – and these executives have a few ideas about how to solve it.

At DeviceTalks Minnesota 2018, a panel of experts tackled a question that has long plagued the medical device industry: How can medtech become more inclusive?

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There is much work to be done, according to a 2016 survey by LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Co. Women hold 45% of entry-level positions in medtech, but just 19% of C-suite roles. The study showed that for every 100 women promoted to a managerial role, 130 men are promoted.

Janie Finn, founder & president of Finnesse Partners, hosted a conversation with Ann Anaya, chief diversity officer at 3M (NYSE:MMM), and Sophia Khan, senior director of global inclusion and diversity at Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), to discuss how the industry is evolving toward welcoming all to the table.

 

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