About the Network

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.

AdvaMed PRIDE is part of the broader AdvaMed Advance initiative – an industry convener aimed at unlocking the power and potential of all talent and driving innovation in medical technology through achievement of the best inclusion and diversity practices.  

Medtech LGBTQ executives, employees and allies are all welcome to join!

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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 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

Ann Bunnenberg

Ann Bunnenberg

White Horse Consulting LLC

Santiago Madrinan

Santiago Madriñán

Sirtex Medical, Inc.

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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!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

You’ve Started an ERG, Now What?

In celebration of Pride Month, AdvaMed’s Pride Leadership network is excited to bring together experienced Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders and participants as they share firsthand accounts of experiencing the lifepath of an ERG.

LGBTQ+ Resources

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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