Medtronic is a Catalyst Champions For Change company

Medtronic is a Catalyst Champions For Change company

 February 17, 2022

Medtronic celebrates the company's continual progress towards gender and racial equity in the workplace. As a Catalyst Champions For Change company, Medtronic is committed to breaking barriers to equity, driving sustainable change, and advancing women into leadership roles.

Working for a progressive employer who recognizes the power of diversity and inclusion is rewarding. Making room for everyone to succeed at work improves innovation, boosts corporate performance, and energizes employee engagement.

Strong diversity, inclusion and engagement enables Medtronic to remain a leader in medical technology and solutions. When people from different cultures, genders, walks of life, and points of view come together, the quality of work improves exponentially.

Commitment to women's advancement

Medtronic's CEO, Geoff Martha, is recognized in the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change initiative. The group includes more than 70 high profile CEOs whose companies represent more than 11 million employees and over $3 trillion in revenue globally.These leaders are drawing a line in the sand and publicly pledging to advance more women, particularly women of color, into senior leadership positions and onto their boards.

Progress has been made, but there is still much to do. Women, particularly women of color, are underrepresented in senior levels of management and on boards. It’s time for more rapid change and that requires taking a bold stand. The senior leaders commit to identifying and working to reduce any structural barriers or unconscious bias that may exist and continuing to build an inclusive workplace culture.

These actions are driven with Catalyst, a global thought leader and partner in the advancement of equality of opportunity, regardless of gender for more than 50 years. Catalyst drives change with preeminent thought leadership, actionable solutions, and a galvanized community of multinational corporations to accelerate and advance women into leadership.

Progress for women is progress for everyone

The 70 CEO's hold themselves and their teams accountable to make change happen and accelerate diversity, inclusion, and equality of opportunity within their organizations. They commit to continuing to strengthen the diversity and inclusion metrics, policies, and practices across the companies. They pledge to review and improve the pipeline of women of diverse backgrounds for advancement and empowering them with a strong support system.

In partnership with Catalyst, the CEO's publicly report on their collective progress, so they all continue to learn, improve, and accelerate change and inclusive prosperity for everyone.

Medtronic's inclusive culture

Medtronic seeds its culture to foster inclusion, ignite confidence and build a sense of community, so that all of its employees can grow and thrive. To make sure the seeds take root and grow, the company's managers are expected to ensure their team members are heard, their ideas cultivated and leveraged to make a difference. Medtronic believes this is the best and only way to drive innovative solutions that deliver better care to more patients worldwide.

"Our history of inclusion and diversity begins with the Medtronic Mission, which calls on us to recognize the personal worth of all employees. The broad range of ideas and diversity of experiences brought by all Medtronic employees is what drives innovation, creativity and better decision-making across our global team, which ultimately results in better outcomes for patients," comments the CEO.

Embark on a career where inclusivity is embedded in the culture

Medtronic is committed to accelerating the representation of women in leadership and board positions.

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