About the Network

The AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network is a newly formed 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.

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Strategic Pillars of the Network

Community

We seek to build and foster an open, welcoming community for LGBTQ employees and allies.

Visibility

We seek to enhance the visibility of LGBTQ employees and allies in the global medtech industry.

Resources

We seek to provide resources and tools that support medtech companies’ efforts to build a pipeline for LGBTQ employees.

Executive Leadership

We seek to elevate more LGBTQ leaders into executive positions in the global medtech industry.

Meet Our Steering Committee

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Rebecca Rehm

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network Co-Chair

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Matt Wetzel

Goodwin Procter, AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network Co-Chair

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Stephen Van Lyon

ResMed Inc.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more information on the 2023 AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network networking opportunities!

Previous PRIDE Leadership Network Events

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Building an ERG in the MedTech Industry: Insight from LGBTQ+ Groups

Rebecca Rehm and Matt Wetzel, co-chairs of AdvaMed’s PRIDE Leadership Network, discussed the importance of creating an effective and inclusive LGBTQ+ employee resource group. As our member companies work to support all employees and stakeholders, many companies struggle with where to even begin.  This webinar gave attendees a jumping off point and suggestions for how to launch and a chance to ask questions about challenges, successes, and opportunities for developing medtech ERGs.

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Monday, October 24, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET

AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network Reception

The AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network is hosting a networking reception for LGBTQ professionals and allies in the industry. This networking reception will take place in conjunction with The MedTech Conference. Thank you to our event sponsors, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker and Zimmer Biomet as well as Goodwin Procter, for graciously hosting this event. Through community, resources, visibility and executive leadership, the AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network engages and elevates a community of LGBTQ+ employees, executives and allies to create a more welcoming and accepting professional environment.

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Monday, September 27, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

LGBTQ Networking Reception

The PRIDE Leadership Network hosted an in-person LGBTQ networking reception in Washington, DC. Thank you to Johnson & Johnson for sponsoring the event and to Goodwin Procter for graciously providing the venue.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Str8 Talk

The PRIDE Leadership Network hosted its first Str8 Talk Panel Discussion. Str8 Talk is a panel discussion between individuals representing different identities within the LGBTQ community. The panelists spoke on what pride means to them, the importance of representation in the workplace, their personal experiences with being out professionally, and more. Thank you to our speakers: Matt Wetzel (Goodwin Procter), Rebecca Rehm (Olympus), Jordan Bisceglia (Olympus), Dustin Ensign (GRAIL), Frantz Tiffeau, Jr. (Edwards Lifesciences).

LGBTQ+ Resources

Get in Touch

For more information on the network or how to get involved, contact us at [email protected]