Working in engineering with Medtronic offers women like Rebecca a supportive environment for innovation


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Medtronic employee Rebecca makes a difference

Medtronic employee Rebecca makes a difference

Where Women Work shines a spotlight on Rebecca, Director of Sensor Research and Development, Diabetes, Northridge, CA, who is one of the talented women working with medical technology company, Medtronic.

Rebecca enjoys the challenge of creating the next new product to help make patients' lives better, and then leading a great team of people that work on the 'front lines' to make that happen.

She says: “I am passionate about innovation. It is challenging, exciting, and requires creativity, diligence, and perseverance. Medtronic has been supportive of both short-term and long-term innovation.

“The most challenging aspect of the job is shouldering the responsibility for the products that we create for people in need, within budget and time constraints.”

Encouraging next generation into STEM

In order to give something back, Rebecca presents talks to encourage the next generation in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, from elementary school to college-level students.

Rebecca’s advice to job candidates is: “While your academic skills are important to the job, outside activities are important too. Especially for innovation – diverse interests and backgrounds can spawn winning ideas that may seem unconventional.”

Family support is key

Rebecca also stresses the importance of a supportive home-life. She says: “I couldn't do what I do without my family's support, and I am just as supportive of them.”

She adds: “I have three girls – one in high school, one in middle school, and a first grader. I love watching my kids grow up, with each of the phases of their lives, and their incredibly diverse interests.”

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