Cook Medical has been honoured with the Women in Leadership Company Initiative Award at the Irish MedTech Awards, which were held virtually on December 2, 2021. The award recognises companies that actively take steps in a dedicated initiative to increase the number of women in the medtech sector and specifically in leadership positions.
Across Cook Medical’s organisation in Limerick, women account for 61% of the management roles. At present, women lead functions including Research and Development, Post-Market and Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement. Others lead regional and global functions such as Human Resources, Marketing, Ethics & Compliance and Regulatory Affairs from the site in Castletroy.
IDA Ireland’s MedTech Department Manager Rachel Shelly said, “The Women in Leadership Company Initiative Award recognises companies that proactively take steps to increase the number of women in Medtech and advancing to leadership positions. In this its first year, I’m delighted to see the award going to Cook Medical for its solid commitment to gender balance in the workplace.”
Commenting on the award, Alice O’Dwyer, vice president for HR, EMEA, said, “We’re delighted to be recognised for our work in the area of women in leadership. We’re very proud of the strong representation of women in all areas of our business, including management and professional roles. We have a remarkable pool of talent at Cook, and our values of innovation, continuous improvement, and problem solving are realised to a great extent when the voices of all women at Cook are included.”
“As a family-owned company, we continue to ensure that family is an integral part of the Cook culture, and we put our people at the centre of everything we do. Therefore, we endeavour to help all employees reach their personal and professional goals,” she continued.