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About the Network

The AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network is a newly formed inclusion and diversity initiative with a mission focused on developing a more diverse future for the medical technology and diagnostics industries. Together, we will engage and elevate a community of LGBTQ executives, employees and allies to create a more diverse and welcoming professional environment.

Strategic Pillars of the network: 

  • Community: We seek to build and foster an open, welcoming community for LGBTQ employees and allies
  • Visibility: We seek to enhance the visibility of LGBTQ employees and allies in the global medtech industry
  • Resources: We seek to provide resources and tools that support medtech companies' efforts to build a pipeline for LGBTQ employees
  • Executive Leadership: We seek to elevate more LGBTQ leaders into executive positions in the global medtech industry

What does pride mean to you? What does being an ally mean to you?

Hear from Matthew Wetzel, Chair of the AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network and Rebecca Rehm, Vice Chair of the AdvaMed PRIDE Leadership Network

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LGBTQ Networking Reception

Taking place on September 27th, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 pm, the PRIDE Leadership Network will be hosting an in-person LGBTQ networking reception in Washington, DC. Thank you to Johnson & Johnson for sponsoring the event and to Goodwin Procter for graciously providing the venue. The reception will be at the penthouse of the Goodwin Procter building located at 1900 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036. The event will be both indoors and outdoors. RSVP for the event below:

Str8 Talk

Str8 Talk: LGBTQ Stories of PRIDE and Leadership in MedTech

Taking place virtually on October 12, 2021 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM ET, Str8 Talk will be a 90-minute panel discussion between individuals representing different identities within the LGBTQ community. The panelists will speak to what pride means to them, the importance of representation in the workplace, their personal experiences with being out professionally and more. This event is free to attend.

Hear from speakers including Matt Wetzel (Goodwin Procter), Rebecca Rehm (Olympus), Jordan Bisceglia (Olympus), Dustin Ensign (GRAIL), Frantz Tiffeau, Jr. (Edwards Lifesciences) and more!