Medtronic Chairman supports women in leadership

Medtronic Chairman supports women in leadership

 March 14, 2019

Omar Ishrak, Medtronic Chairman and CEO, is pledging to accelerate change and gender equality in the workplace.

Since taking the role on, Omar has made diversity and inclusion a priority at Medtronic. In particular, when speaking with employees, shareholders and customers, he frequently emphasizes the need for more women in senior leadership roles.

"Repeatedly, research tells us of the positive impact that diversity has on driving better decision-making," Omar says.

"Diversity needs to exist at all levels of our organization, including the most senior levels. More women are needed in management roles to help us achieve our goals and drive our mission to improve patient lives."

Catalyst CEO Champions for Change pledge

Marking this commitment, Omar is a signatory of the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change pledge on behalf of Medtronic. Founded more than 50 years ago, Catalyst is a leading non-profit organization focused on accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion.

The Champions for Change initiative was launched in 2017, and currently includes more than 50 leading global companies that have committed to drive change and gender equality in their organizations. 

“In a global marketplace and diverse world, our success requires the advancement of female leadership and talent, and an enriching diverse and inclusive workplace,” adds Omar.

“I’m honored to be representing Medtronic in joining the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change movement, and continuing to drive and track measurable results in the advancement of gender equality.”

Medtronic is a prime employer for women

Medtronic has made notable progress in its diversity and inclusion efforts, including programs geared at women pursuing careers in science and engineering. If you see your future being with this prime employer for women, search and apply for roles today.


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