Empowering medtech innovation through diverse leadership
As we dive into the annual Women in Medtech special edition of Medical Design & Outsourcing, it’s evident that the conversation around medical device executive diversity continues to be a pressing one.
In this edition, we analyze the composition of women executives at the largest medtech companies, shedding light on the progress made and the ground that still needs to be covered for gender equity at the top. The numbers tell an important story as women currently hold just 23.6% of executive leadership roles at the top medtech companies worldwide. Notably, our 2022 analysis showed a similar figure of 23%, indicating incremental progress.
It is also essential to recognize some of the leaders who are breaking barriers and making a difference. We’ve rebranded our former “Startups” section as “Emerging Leaders” to showcase innovations from smaller medtech companies, ranging from those that have a prototype to others that are commercial-stage and anything in between.
This year, we feature Ananya Health’s story with co-founder and CEO Anu Parvatiyar, who aims to create a battery-powered cryoablation device that works at the point-of-care in emerging markets. We also feature Medasense Biometrics and its founder, Galit Zuckerman-Stark, who is changing how pain management is measured intraoperatively.
As we explore stories of women leaders in this edition, it becomes clear that diversity is not merely a matter of representation, but a catalyst for innovation. Diverse teams bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the table, allowing companies to develop products that cater to the diverse needs of the global patient population.
Featured leaders in this issue include Ambu CEO Britt Meelby Jensen, Penumbra President of Immersive Healthcare Gita Barry and Biosense Webster U.S. President Nikki Sidi. In our cover story, Intuitive Surgical Chief Medical Officer Dr. Myriam Curet outlines how data and surgeon collaboration keep the surgical robotics company at the forefront of innovation.
While there has been progress in increasing the representation of women in medtech leadership, much work is needed. A diverse C-suite is not only a reflection of the patients served but also a prerequisite for innovation.
Find more insights from women leaders in this sixth edition of Medical Design & Outsourcing‘s Women in Medtech issue.