Medtronic IT Director Fiona Lim discusses diversity for innovation

Medtronic IT Director Fiona Lim discusses diversity for innovation

 October 31, 2022

Medtronic's mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life inspires its work every day.

Employees take on new challenges and are on the cutting edge of life-changing medical technology no matter what their role is. The combined ideas, energies, and intellect are keys to Medtronic's success — and to improved healthcare globally. And for this, diversity of thought is essential for the company's innovation.

Information Technology Director for Asia Pacific, Fiona Lim, says that: "Inclusion and diversity are interrelated and have a direct flow-on impact on each other. When we have intentional actions for inclusion, allowing individuals to feel a sense of belonging, they trust in us and experience psychological safety. This makes them comfortable to then speak up and share their perspectives, which leads to diversity in thinking and lessening the risk of biased outcomes, thereby achieving better equity." 

"Diverse perspectives across our Global IT inspire our bold answers to any challenge that comes our way," says Medtronic.

Inclusion, diversity, and equity are key to innovation

Medtronic's diverse and inclusive work culture is key to the company's performance.

"Inclusion, diversity, and equity play a critical role in driving our competitiveness. We depend on all three to bring more creativity, better decision-making, and enhanced innovation to our work," says Medtronic.

Medtronic has been recognized for its commitment to inclusion and diversity in our workplace, and has received honors including:

  • Forbes Magazine Best Employers for Diversity
  • DiversityInc Top 10 Employers for Diversity
  • Society of Women Engineers Diversity and Inclusion Progress Award
  • Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+
  • Department of Defense Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Medtronic offers careers that build lives

The Medtronic mindset defines the expectations of the company's culture. Every person plays a role in bringing it to life.

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