INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY CITIZENSHIP
Our efforts to create a powerfully inclusive and diverse workplace are essential to our purpose. We understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace: a strong and united Medtronic translates to meaningful innovations that help our partners deliver better patient outcomes and contribute to human welfare.
Our Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement (GIDE) team leads our effort to ensure our workforce, at every level of the organization, reflects the world in which we live and work. To further accelerate careers of women and ethnically diverse talent, we have four Diversity Networks dedicated to helping employees succeed both professionally and personally. Our executive committee and board of directors support the GIDE team and Diversity Networks with resources. Medtronic also supports global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to foster an employee-driven approach to unite around a common identity and foster a culture of inclusivity.
A good example of diversity efforts linked to increasing business performance is the launch of the Medtronic Women’s Network (MWN) – The Netherlands Hub in 2016, which strives to recognize Medtronic as a workplace where women come, grow and lead.
At the end of FY18, Medtronic employed more than 86,000 people across 150 countries:
Medtronic is growing a culture of inclusion by building a sense of community, belonging and activation via Diversity Networks and ERGs.
Medtronic was recognized by others in the industry for its inclusive culture:
The Medtronic Women’s Network (MWN, active in the Netherlands since 2016) contributes to reaching the desired rate of 40% women in leadership roles.
Diversiteit is a means for innovation.
This year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, focuses on promoting gender balance in the workplace, politics, media, and beyond.
Dawn Bardot and others across the company’s information technology group are helping transform the future of healthcare.
Medtronic partners with African American community leaders to reduce economic disparities.
Medtronic works to match military veterans, like Steve Thielen, with roles at the company.
The 2018 ranking by Thomson Reuters reflects commitment by employees at all levels of the organization.
Recognized for the third year in a row, Medtronic remains steadfast in commitment to inclusion and diversity.
As the nation pauses to honor men and women who served, Medtronic works to address veterans’ issues.
“Re-career” event is designed to help veterans translate military skills into the corporate world.
She was the only female in her college engineering classes. Today, she’s an innovative R&D leader and inspiring other women.
Forty students attended the third Student Employer Exploration Day (SEED).
Experienced bioengineers take advantage of a Medtronic program that provides opportunities for women returning to the field. After six years away, one program participant re-enters the workforce with a new-found perspective.