In honor of International Women’s Day, I’d like to share how I #ChoosetoChallenge gender bias and inequity in STEM fields.
As a leader in Medtronic’s Global Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Employee Resource Group, I am leading teams to create a community where technical women across the globe are developed and encouraged to lead. To inspire the next generation, we are teaming up to broaden our K-12 outreach activities and sharing best practices to support our communities. To cultivate talent in the STEM fields, we are collaborating across diverse teams on professional development panels and introducing leadership opportunities within the organization. To support development of our teams, we are leading discussions around personal and professional goals in hopes of breaking down barriers for one another and supporting each other’s triumphs. I’m proud to be a part of such great organizations like Medtronic and SWE. My hope is to continue bringing together diverse technical teams within these organizations to further the Medtronic Mission and further challenge gender bias in STEM fields.