Since its inception, Women@SLS / Medtech Women@SLS has evolved to include an advisory board of medtech and life science executives, physicians and entrepreneurs. The group conducts regularly scheduled educational programs, webinars and has expanded its capabilities and reach in large part thanks to the merging of the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) with SE BIO into Southeast Life Sciences.
In July 2020, Allyson Bower-Willner, Marketing Director for Strategic Accounts with Molynlycke Health Care, assumed the duties of chairperson. She has served on the Women@SLS / Medtech Women @SLS board since its inception in 2016.
“Our goal is to continue our work making the southeast a world-class region for the medical device and [life science] industries,” Willner said. “Women@SLS can play an integral role in that mission by enhancing the opportunities for female inventors, entrepreneurs, and other industry professionals in the southeast.”