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


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


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


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 Leaders

Hear from the Co-Chairs of the AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network, Matthew Wetzel and Rebecca Rehm.

What Does Pride Mean to You?

What Does Being an Ally Mean to You?

Upcoming Events

Building an ERG in the MedTech Industry: Insight from LGBTQ+ Groups | Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 12 – 1 pm ET

Please join Co-Chairs Rebecca Rehm Matt Wetzel, along with Estefi Alvarez (Alira Health) and Ben Redgell (Becton Dickinson), in a discussion of best practices and recommendations for building and growing an LGBTQ employee resource group in the medtech industry.  As our member companies work to support all employees and stakeholders, many companies struggle with where to even begin.  Our webinar aims to give attendees a jumping off point and suggestions for how to launch an ERG.  We will also give attendees a chance to ask questions about challenges, successes and opportunities for developing medtech ERGs. NOTE: this webinar is free and can be accessed using a zoom link that will be provided.

Previous PRIDE Leadership Network Events

virtual zoom meeting on laptop

Tuesday, October 12 | 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]