DePuy Synthes recognized for promoting female engineers: 5 takeaways

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | February 27, 2018 | Print  |

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers honored DePuy Synthes for its dedication to encouraging women to join its research and development team as engineers, according to Bdaily News.

Here are five takeaways:

 

1. Michael Barker, MD, worldwide vice president of research and development for DePuy Synthes joint reconstruction and power tools accepted ImechE's certification for

employee engagement.

 

2. DePuy Synthes' research and development team in Beeston, Leeds is 37 percent female. The national average for female engineers in the U.K. is 11 percent.

 

3. The device company was recognized for its Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Math and Design program.

 

4. DePuy Synthes encourages women to join their engineering team through healthcare insight visits, workshops and career spotlight talks at schools.

 

5. Dr. Barker told Bdaily News, "We are incredibly proud of our whole engineering team as well as the proportion of female engineers at our Leeds site. We believe that having a

diverse workforce is crucial to developing innovative medical devices to address the unmet needs of patients and surgeons."

 

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