SOURCE: Southeastern Medical Device Association

Southeastern Medical Device Association

May 24, 2016 09:52 ET

SEMDA Launches Medtech Women @ SEMDA

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is pleased to announce the launch of Medtech Women @ SEMDA, a group within the organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women in the medtech industry.

Tiffany Wilson, Executive Director of the Global Center for Medical Innovation, a SEMDA Board Member, and the Chair of Medtech Women @ SEMDA, laid out the vision of the group: "Our vision is to serve as a strong advisory network for mentoring and professional development for female professionals and innovators across the medical technology industry in the Southeast. We want to see more women positioned for executive leadership in the industry and involved in the entrepreneurial process."

The group's founding Advisory Board represents an impressive group of women from industry, medicine and academia that are passionate about supporting women at all levels in their careers. SEMDA will be organizing various networking events across the region as well as webinars on a range of topics to promote leadership development and deep understanding of different industry issues. All members of the SEMDA community are encouraged to participate in this program.

Jason Rupp, Executive Director of SEMDA, added, "SEMDA's mission is to make the Southeast a world-class region for the medical device industry. This initiative is an integral part of that mission by enhancing the opportunities for female engineers, entrepreneurs and other industry professionals in the Southeast."

For more information, check out SEMDA's website at

Additional facts, courtesy of AdvaMed:

  • Women constitute only 12% of healthcare industry board directors
  • Women account for 73% of healthcare company managers but only 4% of CEOs
  • Fortune 500 companies with more than three women on the Board have a 66% higher return on invested capital
  • Fortune 500 companies with more than three women on the Board have a 42% higher return on sales


SEMDA's mission is to make the Southeast a world-class region for medical technology, devices and Medical Data Systems. Created in 2004, the association provides a unique resource and networking opportunity for medical device companies, inventors, physicians and investors interested in accelerating the growth of the medical device industry in the Southeast.