Past Events

Shop Floor to Top Floor: Advancing Female & Diverse Leadership from Within

Join us for a virtual event:  Shop Floor to Top Floor: Advancing Female & Diverse Leadership from Within
Building strong female and diverse leaders in manufacturing can start within the company on the manufacturing line. This session will focus on sourcing, retaining and developing key female and diverse talent throughout manufacturing operations using a moderated format with female leaders across the medical device industry.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 12:30-2:00pm PT


  • John Taylor, Sr. Director, Supplier Outreach, Medtronic


Cost: $10 for MedtechWomen Standard Members, $25 for Non-Members

  • Want the member discount on your registration? Join MedtechWomen today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWomen programs and events throughout the year and EARLY BIRD registration for MedtechVision!

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Date: May 19, 2022

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DeviceTalks Boston

Join MedtechWomen at DeviceTalks Boston, May 10-11 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center where medtech’s most innovative professionals unite. Explore the trends and technologies that are shaping the future of the medical device industry. DeviceTalks Boston is an essential meeting for entrepreneurs, engineers, and other professionals developing the latest tools used to treat patients and cure disease. View the speaker lineup here.

MedtechWomen has partnered with DeviceTalks to get our members 25% off full conference passes to the show!

Use code MEDTECHWOMEN25 at checkout to save! Register here.


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Innovative Medical Device Development for Dynamic Market Segments

Join MedtechWomen on Tuesday, April 12th at 4:00pm as we present the keynote panel discussion entitled “Innovative Medical Device Development for Dynamic Market Segments” at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA.

New ideas, new scientific discoveries and new manufacturing technologies not only drive new products, they change how those products are designed and developed. The Covid-19 pandemic placed intense challenges on design and engineering teams, tasking them with rapid product pivots while simultaneously reinventing team work via remote access. Meanwhile, the growth of connected and data driven products is expanding the range of skills and resources needed to produce the average medical device.

This session will be moderated by Kate Stephenson, Principal & Founder, Dyad Engineering. Panelist include Denise Forkey, Human Factors Manager at UserWise Consulting, Kelly Ashfield, COO at Materna Medical, Dorota Shortell, CEO at Simplexity Product Developement, Inc. and Myra Fabro, Principal at Beacon Launch Partners.

Topics will include:

  • Designing products moving into new contexts (home use, public health, workplace health, remote care)
  • Managing the complex requirements, documentation and resources needed to develop “smart” products
  • How to help your design team adapt through workplace changes and changes in client priorities
  • Using your design team as part of your reimbursement, regulatory and supply chain strategy

Join us after the presentation for a networking Happy Hour sponsored by Goddard from 5:00-6:00pm in Room 213. 

Please RSVP for the Happy Hour HERE

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom – Board Service 101: What You Need to Know Before You Serve


Join us virtually for the inaugural event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,”curated by MedtechWomen’s Board Development Committee.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

12:00-1:00pm PT

Speakers include Stacy Hostetler [Board Recruiter and Consultant], Deborah Kilpatrick [Board of Directors, Sleep Number (NASDAQ: SNBR); Board of Directors, The Task Force for Global Health; Board of Directors, EMME (acquired by SimpleHealth); Board of Directors, MedtechWomen] and Alissa Hsu Lynch [Board of Directors, Pulmonx (NASDAQ: LUNG); Board of Trustees, American Ballet Theatre]

Our dynamic speakers will discuss and share their own experiences related to:

  • The purpose and roles of boards
  • Differences between public, private and non-profit boards
  • Obligations and responsibilities of board members
  • Recent trends in board composition

Cost: $10 for MedtechWomen Standard Members, $25 for Non-Members

Register HERE

Date: March 30, 2022


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MedtechWomen is proud to partner with Life Science Intelligence for #LSIUSA22

MedtechWomen is proud to partner with Life Science Intelligence for #LSIUSA22

Join MedtechWomen for the third annual Life Science Intelligence (LSI) USA ’22 Emerging MedtechSummit taking place March 15-18 at the Monarch Beach Resort.

Come meet the MedtechWomen leadership team and hear how they are advancing healthcare at the MedtechWomen sponsored networking breakfast on March 17th at 7:00am (open to all registered attendees).

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Industry Leaders Talk Innovative Product Development in the Move from Hospital to Home

Join MedtechWomen on December 8 at 12:15pm as we present the keynote panel discussion entitled “Industry Leaders Talk Innovative Product Development in the Move from Hospital to Home” at BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley Smart Event.

This session will be moderated by Kate Stephenson, Principal & Founder, Dyad Engineering. Panelists include Nicole Winokur, Senior Director Strategic Marketing, Exo, Archana Dubey, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, AliveCor, Inc., and Shena Park, Vice President of R&D, Nēsos.

Prior to the keynote panel, we will be hosting a special Coffee Social in the Titanium Lounge from 11:00am to 12:00pm for MedtechWomen to connect and network face-to-face.

About BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley
By registering for BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley Smart Event, not only will you get access to the MedtechWomen Coffee Social, but your free expo pass will give you exclusive entry to expert-led sessions focused on 3D printing, digital health, surgical robotics, and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with over 200+ suppliers and 40+ industry speakers and thought leaders.

Here are some show features:

  • Center Stage: Check the full schedule of expert-led panel discussions and presentations for the latest innovations in award winning medical device design, digital health, and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).
  • Tech Theater: Learn from industry leaders with thought leadership and technical expertise in the biomedical tech field and take part in a Q&A session.

Your free expo pass will grant you access to our Smart Event, our digital platform, that will allow you access to digital education four weeks before and after the event, as well as allow you to create your own personalized event agenda and make appointments with other attendees and exhibitors onsite to customize your experience.

Register today to claim your free expo pass, and we will see you December 8-9!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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Shop Floor to Top Floor: Advancing Female and Diverse Leadership from Within

Join MedtechWomen at the Midwest’s most comprehensive medical design and manufacturing event, MD&M Minneapolis, November 3 & 4, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and on Thursday, November 4 as we presents a panel discussion entitled “Shop Floor to Top Floor: Advancing Female & Diverse Leadership from Within”. Building strong female and diverse leaders in manufacturing can start within the company on the manufacturing line.

This session will focus on sourcing, retaining, and developing key female and diverse talent throughout manufacturing operations using a moderated format with female leaders across the medical industry. The panel will be proceeded by complimentary breakfast and networking and is sponsored by Robins Kaplan LLP.

This session will be moderated by John Taylor, Sr. Director, Supplier Outreach at Medtronic. Panelists include Allison Issa, Director, Manufacturing Engineering at Boston Scientific; Tammy Lee, Founder & CEO at Xena Therapies; and Minerva Martinez, Director Global Supply Chain Program Management at Edwards Lifesciences.

It’s all part of the 26th annual Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, bringing together MD&M, ATX, Design & Manufacturing, MinnPack, and Plastec all under one roof! The five-in-one design and manufacturing expo brings you a comprehensive view of the product lifecycle on one show floor. Don’t miss your chance to explore solutions from hundreds of suppliers spanning medtech, packaging, automation, plastics, and design.

Register today with promo code MTW15 to save 15% on an MD&M conference pass and receive a free expo pass.

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MedtechVision 2019: Precision Health

Precision health holds the rising promise for improved prevention, detection and treatment of disease. Join 200 attendees and our speakers as they discuss how, with continued advances in technology, the practice of a one-size-fits-all imprecise approach to treatment is fading—and in its place, precision healthcare is quickly taking shape.

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Strategic Networking for the Future

A solid professional network is essential for staying in touch with investors, strategic partners and other industry leaders as well as being on the lookout for new talent and creating career opportunities. What is the right network and how do you approach it in a way that produces connections that are mutually beneficial and stick? This event will bring together women leaders across disciplines who will dispel the myths and perceptions that ‘everyone except me is well-networked’ and provide empowering lessons and advice on how to actively build that broad network, not just for today but for the future.

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Everyone Else Knows Something You Don’t: Why Mentoring and Networking Matter

Having a well-established network is an important factor in creating opportunities for career shifts, career advancement, and professional fulfillment. Whether you are just starting out in the Medtech industry or are the CEO, it is important to create connections with women all around you – those that you aspire to follow and those climbing the ladder behind you.

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MedtechVision 2018: Medtech Disruption: The Impact of AI on Medicine

Is AI going to replace doctors?…We don’t think so either. But 75% of executives believe it’s going to transform their business in the next 3 years. What is AI? How is it impacting healthcare and the medtech industry? Join us to learn what’s real, what’s hype and how AI might affect your business in the digital era of medicine.

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Financial Acumen for Medtech Entrepreneurs

Building a Medtech company requires more than just great technologies. Financial acumen is critical to successful fundraising, strategy development, operational management, and exit. In this panel, we will hear from experienced leaders in venture capital, M&A and entrepreneurship about the language of finance, the stumbling blocks they have seen and the most important concepts to master in delivering economic success. What is the right amount of money to raise, and when? How do you resolve and negotiate disagreements on valuation? What does success look like for each member of the Medtech ecosystem? Well explore all these questions and more.

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Fearless Leadership

What does it mean to lead? What does it mean to be a fearless leader? In today’s dynamic business landscape, the need for impactful leaders is increasingly important to engage and drive high-performing teams. Please join us for a lively discussion on personal characteristics and frameworks used by Twin Cities MedTech leaders to help them effectively guide their teams, execute on strategies and deliver business results.

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Fearless Leadership

What does it mean to lead? What does it mean to be a fearless leader? In today’s dynamic business landscape, the need for impactful leaders is increasingly important to engage and drive high-performing teams. Please join us for a lively discussion on personal characteristics and frameworks used by Southern California MedTech leaders to help them effectively guide their teams, execute on strategies and deliver business results.

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Non-Traditional Investments in Medtech

Join us for a discussion on how the medtech investing landscape is evolving. Expert panelist will share insight on who is investing, what they are investing in and how it will change medtech in the future.

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Where are the Women?

Scientists have found that gender differences have significant impact on the results of research studies. With less than 50% of study participants being women, the applicability of scientific research is biased toward males. Please join us for a lively discussion on the impact and opportunities to improve gender equity in clinical studies.

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MedtechVision 2017: The Evolution of Medtech

The medtech sector has been in flux in recent years. Corporate consolidation, pricing pressure, rising regulatory requirements and salesforce constraints have all played a role. Venture funding for medtech is out of favor, perhaps for good, leading some to conclude that “medtech is dead”. Simultaneously, new innovations and new entrants have emerged from the tech and retail sectors that may represent competition or opportunity for medtech to take advantage of data, connectivity and partnerships that will enable medtech to reinvent itself. The conference will approach this debate head on with examples of where traditional medtech is alive and well and where it has faltered alongside examples of where the new opportunities have been successful and where they have failed and why.

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MedtechWomen: Austin

MedtechWomen, an organization focused on highlighting and inspiring women leaders in the medtech industry, is kicking off an Austin chapter! Come join the inaugural event to hear about the recent explosion of medical device and life sciences companies in Austin from the women who are leading the way.

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Fueling Innovation: Perspectives on Driving a Start-up from Funding to Acquisition

Start-ups have become an industry standard for driving innovation in medical devices. Regardless of whether you work in a start-up or in a big company, the funding trends and influencers driving the acquisition of start-ups is likely affecting the way you approach novel device solutions. Come hear from a panel of leaders representing venture, corporate business development and acquired start-ups to hear about the latest themes and adventures in fueling start-up innovation.

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Career Development: Navigating Your Career Strategically

There are many paths to leadership. Come learn how our panel of successful women manage their careers. They will share their insights and practical tips that can help you create a thoughtful career strategy and achieve your full potential.

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Digital Health Data: Engaging the Patient Consumer

With over 7.1 million patients and healthcare professionals connected on digital platforms, it is clear that technologies, patient behavior and expectations are changing and innovation is thriving as a result. Please join us for a lively discussion on the opportunities and risks present in the vast variety of digital engagement platforms on the market today.

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Gender Specific Clinical Evidence

Whether you are a business leader, financial investor, researcher, physician, or expert in new product commercialization, this dynamic panel discussion will challenge the industry truths that are universally accepted and provide a new perspective on the important role women play in healthcare innovation.

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The Impact of Chronic Stress on Women’s Health

Join us for a discussion on how chronic stress impacts women’s long term health and how to prevent the preventable. Expert panelists will share insights on current research, clinical opinion, and tools and technologies that help to address the chronic stress that women face on a daily basis.

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MedtechVision 2016: Global Medtech

On September 13th, 2016, the sixth annual MedtechVision conference was held, bringing together 240 women in medtech, medicine, venture capital, and related fields. The interactive discussion focused on Global Medtech.

Increased focus in the medtech industry on global markets in recent years has led to exciting innovation and evolution in product development, commercialization models and even funding strategies. MedtechVision2016 explored opportunities for medtech to continue to thrive globally.

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Inaugural event in Minneapolis

What Leading Women at Payer, Provider and Medical Device Organizations are Doing to Shape How Healthcare is Delivered.

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Evening with AxoGen CEO Karen Zaderej

Join us as we extend the conversation from November’s IPO panel to a discussion of some nontraditional paths to market. Karen Zaderej, CEO of AxoGen, Inc., will share insights from the process of becoming and being a public company through a reverse merger and the pursuit of the BLA (Biologics License Application) path to market in a medtech world. Additionally, she’ll discuss her passion around maintaining an entrepreneurial culture in a growing company. Register today.

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Evening with Shawn Covell, VP Government Affairs at Qualcomm

Let’s connect for an evening of networking and a unique occasion to hear about the opportunities and challenges of implementing Digital Health in Emerging Markets. Please join us for a fireside chat with Shawn Covell, VP Government Affairs at Qualcomm. Shawn will share experiences from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiatives.

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Going Public

Let’s meet for an evening of networking and a unique opportunity to hear about life inside the IPO process from those who have experienced it firsthand. Join us to hear from UBS investment banker Holly Sheffield, IPO veteran and Veracyte CEO, Bonnie Anderson, E&Y Audit Partner Fran Schulz, and Pillsbury Law Partner, Gabriella Lombardi for some fascinating discussion of the year’s hottest topic!

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MedtechVision 2014: Medtech in the Digital Age

Healthcare in the Digital Age poses many new challenges and opportunities. MedtechVision 2014 is dedicated to drawing out what is relevant and actionable to the medtech industry as digital health advances. Join us to play a part in defining how the medtech industry will remain a solution provider, leveraging and even participating in the evolution.

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MedtechVision 2013: Value in Healthcare

This year’s interactive discussion will focus on value in healthcare, the current challenges we’re facing in this industry and how the medtech community can create products and services that provide positive change in the healthcare system.

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An Evening with Joy Anderson: A Gender Lens in Investing

What would be possible if investment decisions incorporated a gender lens? What new opportunities would be imagined if gender were positively factored into how we move capital? And, if those with power and capital saw gender as an integral part of analyzing financial value, how would this shift the way women were valued, overall? Investing with a gender lens is about fundamental systems change. We envision a world in which analyzing gender when making an investment is as normative as, for example, assessing political stability or considering competition in an industry. It changes how financial markets value women and girls. By shifting the rules of financial markets we can reduce the insidious and entrenched gender inequity that diminishes the potential of the world’s women and girls and, subsequently, constrains the potential of our economies and our communities.

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MedtechVision 2012: The Empowered Patient

This year’s interactive discussion will focus on the power that patients possess to bring change to our industry, and how we as a community of business leaders, physicians, policymakers, and investors can channel this spirit into solutions.

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MedtechVision 2011

The first-ever conference to highlight women on the forefront of medical innovation, MedtechVision  brought together business leaders, inventors, investors, physicians and policymakers for an interactive discussion of real-world solutions to the most challenging issues facing our industry.

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