Drive innovation in medical technology by becoming the industry of choice for diverse talent.
Convene industry to develop, adopt and continuously evolve a measurable framework for advancing inclusion and diversity that is applicable to all members.
What It Is
- A journey to create a sustainable and inclusive culture that leverages the full potential of the industry’s talent.
- A roadmap to help members understand where they are and assess where they can focus next.
- A community of peers and other resources that can help guide the journey.
- An evolution, designed by industry thought leaders and wholly member-driven, that seeks to improve upon each success.
What It Isn’t
- A checklist – Sustainable change cannot be achieved through one-time programs.
- One size fits all – An organization must create its own plan based on its own strengths and priorities.
- A rush – Authentic behavioral changes that will be meaningful and take time.
- A human resources challenge – Broader sponsorship by all business leaders will result in biggest success.
AdvaMed Advance Industry Partner Spotlight on MedTech Vets
Watch Now: Overcoming Veteran Employment Hurdles
Military service members and Veterans are often faced with an uphill battle as they transition to the civilian world. First and foremost, most want to find a career they are passionate about where they can continue to serve a purpose. Hear how some medtech companies have dedicated recruiters for military talent, from recruiters on what they look for in experience and how it translates, as well as a prominent medtech CEO’s story who was once in the same position.
- Moderator: Patrice Sutherland, Enterprise Executive Director, Integra LifeSciences; Chairwoman, MedTech Vets
- Brian Earl, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management Leader for Integrated Supply Chain, Becton Dickinson
- Brandy Maranian, CPO and Supply Chain Executive (Retired), Board Member, Colorado Veterans Project
- Mike Minogue, Founder of MedTechVets and former Chairman, President, & CEO of Abiomed
There are networking opportunities to engage in AdvaMed Advance® initiatives and share experiences and best practices.
AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network is an inclusion and diversity initiative with a mission focused on developing a more diverse future for the medical technology and diagnostics industries. Together, we will engage and elevate a community of LGBTQ executives, employees and allies to create a more diverse and welcoming professional environment.
For additional, member-only opportunities – click here to learn more about becoming an AdvaMed Member or email [email protected].
Industry Resource Partners
Diversity by Doing HealthTech (DxD) is an industry-based collaborative with a mission to enhance diversity, inclusion and equity in our health technology innovation ecosystem with a particular focus on early- to mid-stage companies.
Medtech Color is envisioned to be the destination for leaders of color in the life-saving medical device industry. We have three objectives: (1) Build and support a community of decision makers (2) Increase the number of people of color who enter and stay in Medtech as founders of companies and practitioners within the industry (3) Add value to the Medtech industry through thought leadership.
MedtechVets (formerly MVPvets) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization connecting medtech and life science companies with talented veterans ready to serve a purpose, with a broad bandwidth of skills, and an extraordinary focus on achieving goals. MedtechVets’ network has grown to nearly 100 life science and medical device companies, hundreds of mentors, and thousands of veterans. For more information, visit https://medtechvets.org/. If you are in the biotechnology, medical technology, or life sciences industries and would like to give back to our veteran community by becoming a mentor, apply online. If you are a transitioning service member or military veteran interested in being matched with a mentor through our Academy, apply online today.
The Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP Medtech) is a year-long mentoring program benefiting baccalaureate and graduate students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the Medtech industry, including Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Native Americans. Attending students are interested in careers in the medical technology industry. Scholars are paired with industry mentors who are executives at medical device, medical technology and consumer health care companies.
What We’re Reading
- Harvard Business Review discusses how critical including staff in your inclusion and diversity plans is to the successful execution of those plans.
- This Forbes article explores the challenges for LGBTQ staff to truly feel at home at work.
- 8 Common Mistakes When Creating an I&D policy
- Microaggressions and how to move forward
- Addressing racial injustice must include mental health
- This research inspired Women In Bio to start their boardroom ready program.
- McKinsey’s latest research based on data sets from 366 public companies.
- This article explores just how diverse an interview slate should be to make a difference in your recruitment of diverse talent.