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Women's Executive Network (WEN) Conference

May 19, 2021
Women's Executive Network

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a unique type of leadership has been critical towards effectively navigating and responding to this extraordinary  challenge. Leading during an uncertain, ever-evolving crisis requires resilience, agility and a high level of empathy. As we continue to navigate the new business, professional and personal challenges brought on by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for executives to incorporate these qualities in their leadership style.

Across this unique one-day conference, we’ll feature a range of executives from the medical device and corporate world to discuss various issues pertaining to this year's theme, Future of Medtech: Leading with Resilience, Agility and Empathy. We welcome all medtech professionals to participate in this highly interactive and discussion-based event. This conference is part of AdvaMed's Women’s Executive Network (WEN), an international initiative aimed at creating a better future for medtech through diversity, specifically by elevating women leaders in medtech and creating an innovative health care system that works for everyone. Click here to learn more about WEN.

In an effort to provide quality programming in the safest and most effective manner possible, the conference will be held virtually this year. Stay tuned for updates to the agenda, speaker announcements and much more!


  • Jessica C. Johnston, Director, Public Affairs, BD
  • Shamiram Feinglass, MD, MPH, Executive Global Medical Affairs & Policy; Chief Medical Officer, Danaher Corporation
  • Nicolette Louissaint, PhD, Executive Director, Healthcare Ready
  • Tracy MacNeal, President and CEO, Materna Medical and Chair, AdvaMed Women's Executive Network
  • Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
  • Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, We are all Human
  • Fernando Salinas, Global Senior Vice President HR R&D, Robotics, Digital Solutions and External Innovations, Johnson & Johnson

Click here to view the full agenda.

Registration Pricing

  • AdvaMed Member Registration: $100.00
  • AdvaMed Accel Registration: $75.00
  • Non-Member Registration: $125.00
  • Government/Non-Profit Registration: $75.00




Special thank you to the WEN Executive Committee for their leadership and tireless efforts to make this conference a success!

  • Jennifer Brearey, CPA, GGMA, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, AdvaMed and Executive Director, AdvaMed Advance (Ex Officio)
  • Amanda DePalma, Vice President of Marketing, FUJIFILM SonoSite and Vice Chair, AdvaMed Women's Executive Network
  • Beth R. Lorden, PhD, Associate Director, R&D Global Business Operations, BD
  • Tracy MacNeal, President and CEO, Materna Medical and Chair, AdvaMed Women's Executive Network
  • Terilyn Monroe, former Chief People Officer, Varian Medical Systems
  • Brian O'Connor, Chief of Staff and Chief People Officer, AdvaMed (Ex Officio)
  • Katie Ossman, Principal, Water Street Health Care Partners
  • Fernando Salinas, Global Senior Vice President HR, R&D, Digital and External Innovation, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
  • Martha Shadan, President and CEO, Miach Orthopaedics, Inc.
  • Kimberly L. Sterling, PharmD, MS, Senior Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Medical Affairs, ResMed