The medical technology industry has a gender diversity and inclusion problem – and these executives have a few ideas about how to solve it.
At DeviceTalks Minnesota 2018, a panel of experts tackled a question that has long plagued the medical device industry: How can medtech become more inclusive?
There is much work to be done, according to a 2016 survey by LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Co. Women hold 45% of entry-level positions in medtech, but just 19% of C-suite roles. The study showed that for every 100 women promoted to a managerial role, 130 men are promoted.
Janie Finn, founder & president of Finnesse Partners, hosted a conversation with Ann Anaya, chief diversity officer at 3M (NYSE:MMM), and Sophia Khan, senior director of global inclusion and diversity at Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), to discuss how the industry is evolving toward welcoming all to the table.
Intuitive Surgical enjoyed a nearly two-decade monopoly in the robot-assisted surgery space. At DeviceTalks West, we'll delve into that history as longtime CEO Gary Guthart tells us how he got his start in medtech, how Intuitive came to enjoy such a commanding lead and what the future holds for medical robotics.
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