What is the Women in Leadership Mentoring Program

2023-24 Women in Leadership Mentoring Program


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The MTAA Women in Leadership Mentoring Program is a Women in MedTech committee initiative. The program is aimed at facilitating mentoring relationships so that experienced mentors can share advice and knowledge with female mentees within the MedTech industry to assist in their career development. The goal is to assist individuals in their career progression into management and senior management positions within the MedTech industry. These relationships should develop into mutually beneficial professional connections.

The program began in FY20. MTAA surveys of the participants consistently show high satisfaction levels, reaffirming the program’s positive impact on their professional and personal growth. The program enables links to be established between a mentor and mentee.

The program is available to employees of MTAA member companies and associate member companies.

The program runs from September 2023 to August 2024.

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves” - Steven Spielberg


  • Increase opportunities for employees who identify as women employed within a member company to access mentors who are subject matter experts, managers and leaders, who can offer mentoring/coaching to assist them achieve their career goals.
  • Allow more experienced MedTech managers, leaders and professionals to provide guidance and support to mentees as they progress within the MedTech industry.
  • Encourage mentors to embrace the professional engagement collaboration and support less experienced women who are pursuing a career within the MedTech industry.

Benefits of the MTAA Women in Leadership Mentoring Program

Benefits for a mentor:

  • Further development of mentoring and coaching skills, including providing feedback, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Contributing to the MedTech industry.
  • Staying in touch with emerging issues relevant to less experienced professionals.
  • Networking with other MedTech professionals through mentoring events.

Benefits for a mentee:

  • Identifying professional growth and development areas for career advancement.
  • Partnered learning.
  • Access to an independent, confidential support system.
  • Clarifying career goals and assistance with overcoming career challenges.
  • Enabling progression toward career aspirations.
  • Networking with other MedTech professionals through mentoring events.

The 2023 Committee Members are:

  • Rebecca Cortiula, Senior MD, Varian
  • Beverly Green, Head of Marketing & Customer Experience, Cardinal
  • Michelle Stewart, General Manager, Marketing & Digital
  • Sue Hansford, Managing Director, Integra LifeSciences
  • Jasjit Baveja, Associate Director, Policy, MTAA
  • Penny Fischer, Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Manager, MTAA
  • Lee Harvey, Professional Development Manager, MTAA

Comments from participants of the Program

“The program has been very helpful, my mentor has provided me with insight as to how I can do better and also brand myself better with a ‘work sponsor’ to further my opportunities in the workplace.  I would recommend the MTAA Mentoring Program to continue and recommend this to my colleagues as I’ve had a lovely experience." - Mentee

“The mentoring program was more than I expected.  It has helped me to focus more on my plans and goals.  My mentor has been great, valuable, informative discussion and we have had lots of fun.” - Mentee

“Great initiative! It is very valuable for new managers and for those who wish to progress further in their career.  What you learn are practical tips which you’ll never get from textbooks or classes.” - Mentee

“As a mentor in the MTAA program, I have found it very satisfying helping my mentee. The MTAA should be commended with this program to help women in healthcare.” - Mentor

“As a mentor, it was a great opportunity to impact someone else’s life in a positive way.  I have grown as a person especially as my mentee is in a totally different field to them. I would recommend this program, as you help others grow, you grow.” - Mentor