This year the theme – press for progress – is a live issue globally and something the MedTech industry is actively pursuing.
The MTAA and the MedTech industry are leading the debate to promote the benefits of gender diversity in the workplace. Just last month the Workplace Gender Equality Agency recognised Baxter Healthcare, Becton Dickinson and Johnson & Johnson as leaders in workplace gender equality.
Speaking at the event, Minister Davies said the NSW Government was building a health system the people of NSW need and, as a result, creating exciting work opportunities for women in STEM.
“As a government, we are absolutely committed to encouraging more women to join the medical technology sector, and leadership from MTAA is vital to achieving real change,” Ms Davies said.
MTAA CEO, Ian Burgess, said the industry was pleased to see the healthcare sector has the highest proportion of women in senior leadership roles across any industry with 70.3 per cent, but also indicated there was more work to be done.
“Which is why later this year MTAA will be releasing a White Paper on practices to further promote gender diversity in the MedTech industry.
“We thank the Minister for coming to speak to us and we look forward to seeing the recipients of the 2018 Premier’s Award for Women of the Year,” Mr Burgess said.