Monday, September 26, 2011
One that I wish I could have attended was MedtechVision 2011 — the first conference designed by and for women in the medtech industry — in Menlo Park on Sept. 15-16. It featured some established and up-and-coming medical device and medical technology players, including Ashley Ledbetter Dombkowski of 23andMe, Beckie Robertson of Versant Ventures, Lisa Earnhardt of Intersect ENT and Ferolyn Powell of Abbott Vascular.
But the slideshow to the right isn’t just my mea culpa for missing the conference. It’s a further sign that corner offices in life sciences businesses in the Bay Area frequently are occupied by women. What’s more, there seems to be a growing number of women — at least in my limited experience — a few rungs down.