Kelly Yang, IT Business Systems Analyst

Happy International Women’s Day! Along with women all over the world, I am choosing to challenge gender and race biases within STEM. Leadership is often comprised of predominately white males, with one female for diversity.

This needs to change.

My mom immigrated to the United States in the late ‘70s and worked in medical assembly her whole life. By working in IT as an Asian woman at one of the largest medical device companies in the world, I am breaking down the barriers that my mom and generations of women before me faced. Diversity in race and gender — particularly in the STEM field — is critical to success and seeing this represented at Medtronic is one of the reasons I chose to work here and commit to build a more inclusive workplace and world.