110 women in medtech to know in 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review has released a list of 100 leading female figures in the medical technology (medtech) industry. Here are just a few of the women honored on the 2017 list:

  1. Kathryn E. Wengel, Worldwide Vice President of Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, N.J.). 

    Wengel is responsible for overseeing the supply chain at one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Johnson & Johnson. Her responsibilities include planning, sourcing, and managing internal and external manufacturing.

  2. Julie Yoo, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Kyruus (Boston). 

    In 2016, MedTech Boston recognized Julie Yoo as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Aside from her role at Kyruus, Yoo also serves on the board of Wellist and on the board of trustees at the Mass Technology Leadership Council. 

  1. Lori A. Schechter, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer at McKesson Corp. (San Francisco). 

    Prior to her current role, Lori A. Schechter served as McKesson Corp.’s associate general counsel. She now directly oversees McKesson’s general counsel organization. 

  1. Maria Sainz, President, CEO and Director of CardioKinetix (Menlo Park, Calif.). 

    Maria Sainz has served in a variety of top-level leadership roles, including being President and CEO of Concentric Medical, which Stryker bought in 2011. She was also the President of Guidant Corp./Boston Scientific’s cardiac surgery department. 

  1. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM (Armonk, N.Y.). 

    Rometty’s career at IBM started in 1981, and she worked her way through the ranks to eventually become Senior Vice President of IBM’s Global Business Services. Her outstanding work ethic and dedication to the company led her to her current position as Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM.

To view the complete list, read the full article on Becker’s Hospital Review here.