To help close the gender gap in engineering and technology, women and their employers need to engage men as diversity partners. In the latest SWE Diverse podcast, Stephanie Senkevich, SWE member and mechanical engineer at BD, interviews BD's Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer Rick Naples about men as diversity partners for women in engineering.
Naples was also a panelist at our WE16 Plenary Session in Philadelphia titled Men as Diversity Partners: Being a Champion of Women in Engineering. It was a distinguished panel of senior male leaders who shared their insights on the business case for gender diversity and how they have championed diversity and inclusion as executives.
Naples is responsible for U.S. FDA approval and international registration of innovative medical products for Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), headquartered in Franklin Lakes, NJ. BD is a $13B global medical technology company with over 30,000 associates in 50 countries. Naples has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He currently serves on the board of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), the first-ever public private partnership between FDA and the medical technology sector. Naples holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Medical Technology from Youngstown State University in Ohio.
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