Inclusion and diversity are key at Medtronic

Inclusion and diversity are key at Medtronic

 March 12, 2019

Medtronic’s efforts to create a powerfully inclusive and diverse workplace are essential to the company’s purpose. The team understands the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace: a strong and united Medtronic translates to meaningful innovations that help partners deliver better patient outcomes and contribute to human welfare.

Medtronic’s Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement (GIDE) team leads its efforts to ensure the workforce, at every level of the organization, reflects the world in which people live and work.

To further accelerate careers of women and ethnically diverse talent, Medtronic has four Diversity Networks dedicated to helping employees succeed both professionally and personally.

Its executive committee and board of directors support the GIDE team and Diversity Networks with resources. Medtronic also supports global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to foster an employee-driven approach to unite around a common identity and foster a culture of inclusivity.

Inclusion and diversity highlights for 2018

Medtronic employs more than 86,000 people across 150 countries.

Ethnically diverse talent makes up 21% of positions at the management level and above in the United States — surpassing the company’s 2020 aspirational goal of 20% or more. Ethnically diverse talent represents 34% of Medtronic’s overall workforce in the United States.

Women represent 54% of global new hires, ensuring a robust pipeline of female talent. Women also represent 37% of Medtronic’s leaders globally, showing progress toward the 2020 aspirational goal of 40% or more.

Medtronic is growing a culture of inclusion by building a sense of community, belonging and activation via Diversity Networks and ERGs.

Nearly 16,000 employees have participated in 13 ERGs across 60 countries.

The Medtronic Women’s Network has so far generated 12,000 members and 112 hubs across 60 countries.

The company also runs the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Road Initiative, which encourages more women to take on science and engineering roles.

Join a diverse and impressive workforce

Medtronic has been recognized by industry for its inclusive culture, including Forbes Best Employers for Diversity and DiversityInc Top 50 Companies. If this sounds like the right working environment for you, search and apply for opportunities without delay.


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