Leading Through Adversity - WiHT

Leading Through Adversity - WiHT

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This webinar will be structured as a one-on-one interview with Sarah Najdek, hosted by Erin Currie.

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Leading Through Adversity

Friday 13th May

From 12.30 - 1.30pm

Online Webinar

Please join us for our next event “Leading Through Adversity”. This webinar will be structured as a one-on-one interview with Sarah Najdek, hosted by Erin Currie.

In the past 2 years, the COVID -19 pandemic has had a global impact on the healthcare system and the HealthTech companies that support the delivery of healthcare. Leading a New Zealand business through this time has been challenging, especially in the latest Omicron outbreak, which has had a large and ongoing impact. Join us for a fireside chat style webinar to hear an experienced female Country Director share her experiences and insights from the recent events, and what she will take forward in her leadership journey.

So come join us on Friday 13th of May over lunch!

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages” Michelle Obama

Sarah Najdek: General Manager & Country Director, Johnson & Johnson MedTech

Sarah is a driven and commercially astute senior leader with more than 20 years of strategic management expertise across the manufacturing, medical device and pharmaceutical industries in New Zealand, Australia, and Asia. In addition to being the General Manager & Country Director of Johnson & Johnson MedTech New Zealand, Sarah is a board member of both Johnson & Johnson MedTech ANZ, and the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ).

Sarah has held diverse senior leadership roles across Johnson & Johnson MedTech and Janssen in the disease state/specialty areas of General Surgery, Bariatrics, Orthopaedics, Diabetes Management, Oncology, Immunology and Medical Affairs.

Sarah is passionate about women in leadership and was a founding member of J&J’s ANZ Diversity and Inclusion strategy committee. Her purpose is to reimagine the way healthcare is delivered in New Zealand, improve inequity, and help New Zealanders live longer, healthier lives.

Erin Currie: Country Manager Philips Health Systems and WiHT founding member

Erin is an experienced Business and Governance Leader in the healthcare sector with a career spanning 30 years. Her knowledge and expertise are in medical devices and digital healthcare across radiology, surgical specialties, cardiology, gastroenterology, and endoscopy. Originally a registered nurse, she then transitioned into medical device sales and developed an aptitude for management, commercial strategy, and governance.

Erin is currently New Zealand Country Manager for Philips Health Systems, part of the ANZ leadership team, after joining in November 2020. Previous roles included 6 years leading Olympus NZ, and 10 years with Medtronic in various roles including sales, sales management, and branch leadership.

Erin is passionate about the New Zealand healthcare sector and represents the industry as the President and Chair of the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ). She also has a passion for personal development and is a founding member of Women in HealthTech (WiHT).