DE&I in Medical Alley – Medical Alley Association

Meet the Organizations Driving 

 Diversity, Equity, AND Inclusion 

in Medical Alley 

Medical alley is committed

to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Medical Alley companies are committed to building organizations that seek out and embrace diversity, actively pursue equity, and foster an environment of collaboration and inclusion. We invite you to click the organizational logos below to learn more about what Medical Alley members are doing to build, grow, and support DE&I efforts from the inside out.

Medical Alley Members are Making News

Telling the Stories of

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

in Medical Alley

Q&A: Medical Alley Association Promotes Diversity Buy-In 

The Medical Alley Association's Alexis Kochanski joins Finance & Commerce to discuss the Association's work in amplifying the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts of Medical Alley companies.

A Conversation with Rusty Field, President and CEO, Upsher-Smith

Join us for a conversation with Rusty Field, President and CEO of Upsher-Smith. Field dives into his company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts — which include starting small to help implement big changes.

For the Record with Kristin Gaarder, Senior Vice President of HR & Corporate Services for Amplifon Americas

Kristin Gaarder, an HR executive with Amplifon, knows that in a multi-national organization, diversity, equity, and inclusion covers a broad spectrum. In this edition of For the Record Kristin provides insight on how Amplifon has approached DE&I efforts and how they strive to meet the needs of everyone in hearing care.

For the Record with Steve Kregel, Quality & Regulatory Project Manager, Cantel Medical

Kregel is not a traditional leader in human resources, but has leveraged his unique skillset and project management abilities to help lead Cantel Medical's Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity (DICE) program. In this interview, Kregel provides insight on this program and Cantel Medical's progress on diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives.

Fireside Chat - Turning Passion into Action: Leading on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In part one of this sold out Bringing The Future Forward webinar replay, hear from Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha about his company's work in inclusion, diversity and equity — including the reason Medtronic lists inclusion first in that effort.

A Conversation with John Naylor, CEO, Medica

Join us for a conversation with Bobby Patrick and John Naylor, the CEO of Medica. John shares insights into the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts Medica is making, both internally as a company and externally in the community.

Helping Close the Health Inequity Gap Through More Inclusive Clinical Trials

Hear from Medical Alley organizations on how they are increasing and improving outreach to generate more participation from underrepresented populations, what strategies they are using to partner with other organizations to build more representative clinical trials, and how they are working to advance inclusive research overall.

Making a Commitment and Following Through on Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Company

We know what the data shows - organizations that are more diverse and have inclusive cultures outperform those that do not. But how can you make meaningful changes to become one of these organizations? Despite best intentions, ingrained practices can have the effect of reinforcing discrimination, denying people their agency and harming competitiveness.

Looking for guidance? This What Now What Next session highlights those who are doing, including their failures, backpedaling, and struggles.

For the Record with Joseph Oppong, Partner, EY

Joseph is an inclusive leader who serves on the firm’s global social equity taskforce and as the partner sponsor for the Minneapolis Ethnicity Professional Network. He has served as a member of the EY Americas Consulting People Advisory Committee and the Advisory Advancing Black and Latino Executives. Joseph holds a BA in economics from Grinnell College and a MS in accounting from the University of Virginia. He is a Minnesota licensed CPA and a Certified Medical Practice Executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Award-Winning Medical Alley Companies

Forbes' Best Employers for Women 2020 List


Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity 2021 List


2020 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index


HRC's Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2021


2020 Catalyst Award: Workplaces that Work for Women


2020 Working Mother 100 Best Companies


DiversityInc's Top Hospital


DiversityInc's 2021 List of Top Companies for Diversity


NDC Index 2021 Best U.S. Companies for Diversity

Medical Alley is committed to change

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to the continued growth of Medical Alley. The benefits of such work is undeniable. Businesses that make diversity a priority produce a variety of ideas, perspectives and learning opportunities. If ecosystems do the same, they are able to tackle a wide range of challenging tasks.

The Medical Alley Association is proud to align itself with the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are committed to sharing the work of others committed to the same important principles.

We are currently accepting press releases, written announcements, articles, blogs, news stories, and links to landing pages on your organization's website to add to this page. Please click the button below to share your DE&I work with the Medical Alley Association team!

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