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MassMEDIC Launches Women in MedTech Leadership Virtual Forum Series

MassMEDIC Launches Women in MedTech Leadership Virtual Forum Series

Virtual Gatherings Provide Connection, Inspiration and Support, while Raising Money for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Abuse

BOSTON—April 21, 2020—The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) announced a new series of events aimed at bringing its community together, while raising money for survivors of sexual abuse and domestic assault. 

MassMEDIC will continue its popular Women in MedTech Networking and Leadership Forum through a new series of virtual events, designed specifically to bring us together for learning, laughter, and community. The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted every aspect of work, home, and family life. These events are intended to provide a platform to come together—virtually of course—to talk, exchange ideas and feel connected. 

In lieu of paid registrations, The MassMEDIC Women in MedTech Forum encourages attendees to make a donation to New Hope, a non-profit organization that works throughout South-Central and Southeastern Massachusetts to assist those affected by domestic and sexual violence. New Hope has seen an uptick in the need for its services and continues to serve the community virtually. 

Registration for all events is now open.

Thursday, April 30th, 5 p.m.: "Take Your Shot"

This event will feature a founder story and advice from two women who pursued their dreams and succeeded. Hear from Maureen Boyce and Amy Salzhauer, co-founders of Good Growth Capital, a majority women- and minority-owned early stage venture capital firm.

Friday, May 8th, 10 a.m.: "Mental health matters"

How has social distancing, home schooling, working from home, financial pressure, routine disruption impacted us? Dr. Daphne Holt, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School will lead a discussion on self-care, giving ourselves the space to "not be okay” and strategies to support our mental wellbeing.

Wednesday, May 13, 5 p.m.: "Make the most of the moment"

When the path isn't quite clear, how can we utilize the time to reach the next level of our or professional development. Join Holly Scott, Vice President & Senior Partner at The Mullings Group for a conversation around how to be your own career advocate and put yourself in a position to advance. 

Tuesday May 19th, 10 a.m.: "Inspire and Be Inspired"

Join us as we honor inspirational figures in our community.

All individuals or organizations who donate $100 or more will be entered in a raffle to win a "MassMEDIC event season pass". This season pass, worth over $1,000, will include one ticket to four upcoming signature events in 2020/21. One winner will be selected at the end of the May 19th event, you do not have to be present at that event to win. Donations may be made through Eventbrite during event registration or here.

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About New Hope: 

New Hope works throughout South-Central and Southeastern Massachusetts with those affected by domestic and sexual violence. By building an anti-violence movement, we seek to create communities free from violence, where individuals and families are able to achieve their full human potential.  As an organization dedicated to social justice, New Hope encompasses a way of seeing, naming, understanding, and acting aimed at addressing inequality and oppression across society. 

Our vision is a simple one, “Every person has the right to live a life free of violence and exploitation.”

New Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving those affected by domestic and sexual violence. Since domestic and sexual violence are often intertwined, our clients benefit from the full spectrum of programs we offer, allowing them to receive domestic and sexual violence services in one place. We offer a wide range of services which combine crisis intervention, violence prevention, life transition, and self-sufficiency opportunities, while promoting behavioral and systemic changes to reduce violence at the individual and community levels. Visit the website for more information: https://www.new-hope.org/

About MassMEDIC:

The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), an organization of more than 300 manufacturers, suppliers, research institutions, and academic health centers, promotes the unique interests of the Bay State’s growing and vibrant medical device sector. Through a variety of programs, informational seminars, advocacy campaigns and other projects, MassMEDIC provides medical device manufacturers and suppliers with information on industry trends and regulatory policies and creates forums that allow members to exchange ideas and information on issues affecting the industry. For more information on MassMEDIC, visit www.massmedic.com

Additional Info

Media Contact : Helen Shik, 617-510-4373, ShikPR@MassMEDIC.com

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