IWD sees Medtronic employees discuss #BreakTheBias

IWD sees Medtronic employees discuss #BreakTheBias

 March 09, 2022

Medtronic marks International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by applauding and thanking its extraordinary women, whose trailblazing leadership is enabling the company to #BreakTheBias.

Medtronic attracts and develops a diverse team of innovators who bring their worldview, their unique backgrounds, and their individual life experiences to work every day.

"Together we can #BreakTheBias in the workplace and beyond. I'm proud of the progress we've made at Medtronic to achieve true equity across our organization. During this month and beyond - I will make a more conscious effort to celebrate the achievements of women in leadership, challenge the bias when I see it, and help influence behaviors that shatter existing stereotypes," says Nina Goodheart, President and Structural Heart and Aortic Co-Chair, Medtronic Women's Network.

Medtronic champions women in leadership

Medtronic International Women's Day As part of Women's History Month, Medtronic is applauding the achievements of its diverse talent, including Alex Gaudiani, who is leading the way in Commercial Marketing. 

One of the many ways Medtronic fosters its inclusive environment is through its Diversity Networks and Employee Resource Groups.

Medtronic's Diversity Networks leaders are teams appointed by the company's CEO. They champion programs and policies that advance more women and ethnically diverse employees into leadership roles.

In the United States, Medtronic has an African Descent Network, Asian Descent Network and Hispanic Descent Network. The PRIDE network and the Medtronic Women’s Network are global communities. These unique networks are critical to ensuring the voice of the community is heard. They work closely with senior leaders and HR to create programs to further the advancement of diverse employees.

An employer committed to hiring diverse talent

Employee feedback plays an important role in Medtronic's continued placement on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the Human Rights Commission’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

Medtronic's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are built on shared interests and affinities that create a fabric of support to retain, develop, and engage employees locally.

ERGs focus on professional development and community building at a grassroots level. Medtronic supports Employee Resource Groups focused in various areas such as gender, ethnicity, age, faith, sexual orientation, and other shared affinities.

These groups include:

  • African American Resource Group
  • Asian Employee Resource Group
  • Christian Employee Resource Group
  • Disabilities Resource Group
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, (LGBT) Employees and Their Allies Resource Group
  • Latino/Hispanic Resource Group
  • Muslim Employee Resource Group
  • National Black MBA
  • National Society Of Hispanic Engineers
  • Society Of Women Engineers
  • Veterans Employee Resource Group
  • Women’s Network Resource Group
  • Young Professionals Group

Are you inspired to join Medtronic's trailblazing and innovative women?

The diversity of experiences brought by employees enables Medtronic to help #BreakTheBias. 

Bring your unique set of skills to this inclusive employer. Search the career opportunities today.

 

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