President, Chairman & CEO Michael Mahoney Senior VP, HR Wendy Carruthers Times are changing at this medical-technology company, where for many years men filled nearly the entire upper ranks. These days, women occupy 26% of all executive positions, and candidates for succession are paired with sponsors, mentors and development plans that help them ascend. Leadership reviews focused on diverse and female employees ensure that management spots inequities in promotion. Women are 50% of those who belong to the company’s nine employee resource groups. In 2016, it held its first Global Women’s Leadership Summit (and supported several conferences for professional women and male allies). Tuition aid is worth up to $8,000 annually. Stellar infertility benefits, paid leaves, backup care and flex options aid moms.