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28 February 2018

Philippa Dennis, Medtronic Australasia | NZ MITG Country Manager

Presenting at the 2nd Women in Healthcare, Pharma & Medical Leadership Summit (28 February & 1 March 2018)Philipa_Dennis_6889

Tenure with Medtronic: 25 years

What motivates you to work in the ANZ medtech industry? There is constant change in this sector along with advancing and exciting technologies that change lives. Working for Medtronic allows you to be at the forefront of these changes and be a part of making that difference.

Why are you presenting at the Meeting? I was approached by the Conference organisers and after having spoken with them, they felt my experience could be of benefit to the audience they are catering to. I’m also a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. I see this as an opportunity to help support women in leadership positions, as well as those aspiring to lead.

What are you looking forward to most at the Meeting? There are some very different topics and presenters from across the sector that I have not heard before.

Which area of the program interests you most? There is a lot of discussion around the human factor, women coping with today’s work pressures & being confident enough to step up and take challenges.

You are participating in the “Managing the Divide between Friend and Leader” Session. Why is this topic important to you and what message do you want your audience to take away? There are a lot of important factors to cover but I hope the audience can take away some fundamentals and principles that are easily practised in the managing of teams.

  • How to foster an environment of collaborative goal achievement
  • Earning respect through relatability
  • Leading with credibility
  • Mentoring with consistency & fairness

By this time next year, what matter relating to healthcare would you like to see solved and/or part of public conversation? I would like to be involved in helping to create partnerships and an opportunity for the coming together of Clinicians, leaders in policy making, administrators and companies like Medtronic to discuss what is best for the patient in the health pathway and how can we do this together.


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