The goal of AdvaMed Advance® is to support the creation, maintenance, and expansion of inclusion and diversity strategies within the medical technology community. 


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 

What It Isn’t

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.

AdvaMed Advance at the 2023 MedTech Conference

At the 2023 MedTech Conference we incorporated the Annual I & D Summit into the overall event to make this critical education, information sharing, and networking accessible to all attendees. The conference sessions focused on the business case for diversity, retention, women’s health, diversity in clinical trials, bias in AI, and recruiting diverse talent.

View the available recordings of this year’s I&D centered programming here.  

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Inclusion & Diversity

AdvaMed Advance® Inclusion and Diversity Playbook

AdvaMed has launched a comprehensive study to assess the current state of I&D in the Medtech industry.

Get Involved

There are networking opportunities to engage in AdvaMed Advance® initiatives and share experiences and best practices.​

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Women’s Executive Network (WEN) is an international organization that elevates women in medtech by amplifying and connecting regional organizations to benefit patients, employees and industry.  Sign up to receive the WEN newsletter.  

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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].

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Inclusion & Diversity

Paths to the Top

Join us for conversations with diverse leading executives in the medtech industry.

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

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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