Ibec Medtech and Engineering launched the ‘Inspiring Girls, Supporting Female Leaders’ Strategy ahead of International Women’s Day 2020, setting out the business strategy for increasing the number of women working in as well as progressing into leadership in manufacturing.

This report represents an important milestone for the group as we’ve worked with Ibec to benchmark diversity in leadership in Ireland, and identified case studies setting out successful policies which manufacturing businesses can adopt to get ahead.

To achieve this aim, the Gender Leadership Taskforce identified three key capabilities:

  1. Career guidance: How companies are encouraging students to pursue further education in technology and engineering roles
  2. Diverse slates: How senior leaders and HR managers are ensuring that candidates considered for roles include diverse slates, notably female candidates
  3. Flexibility: How companies are adapting for the modern work of work with more flexibility and better work/life balance

The strategy features case studies in the strategy showcase initiatives by:

  • Alcon
  • Abbott
  • Cook Medical
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • Boston Scientific

Download report below

Inspiring Girls Supporting Female Leaders Strategy pdf | 1979 kb

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The Ibec Medtech and Engineering Leadership Development Taskforce aims to increase the number of women working in medtech and progressing into leadership in the, engineering, polymer technology, and biopharma sectors in Ireland. The key areas to build capability are, career guidance, diverse slates, and flexibility, they are explored along with business case studies from the working group in the strategy ‘Inspiring girls, supporting female leaders’.  

Who should get involved? Senior leadership and HR managers  

Irish Medtech Association Senior Executive Ciara Finlay (firstname.lastname@ibec.ie)