Coming Out Day: Carrie Strief is authentically herself at Medtronic

Coming Out Day: Carrie Strief is authentically herself at Medtronic

 October 13, 2022

National Coming Out Day celebrates each individual for the courage to live life authentically. The day specifically provides a time across the United States for those in the LGBTQ community to be open about who they are to their friends, family and the world.

Committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, Medtronic encourages its people to bring their true selves to work every day. In honor of an awareness day that celebrates authenticity, Medtronic shares the experience of Carrie Strief, Ph.D., a Distinguished Statistician & Technical Fellow working in Operations Quality at Medtronic Energy & Component Center.

Truly being part of the Medtronic family 

Part of Medtronic's PRIDE network, Carrie is pleased her daily statistical work is in service of the Medtronic Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. 

"To fulfill such a critical Mission, Medtronic needs employees who are themselves embraced and engaged as full human beings," explains Carrie.

"Medtronic PRIDE makes me feel that I am truly part of the Medtronic family, and that our company celebrates all employees who contribute to the Mission."

Fostering inclusion through community

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

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

Supporting LGBTQ employees globally

Medtronic's PRIDE network supports LGBTQ employees globally. This unique network is 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.

Work for a company that embraces employee differences

Medtronic is creating a future that requires all strengths — including its employees and the company's influence as the world’s leading healthcare technology company — to advance equity in the workplace, the industry, and communities. Medtronic works hard to cultivate a workforce that reflects its patients and partners.

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