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Karin Petty

Senior IT director, end-user experience, Abbott


Karin Petty began with Abbott in its Minneapolis office in the midst of the pandemic and immediately went to work rolling out new tools and upgrading bandwidth to the company’s 100,000-person global (and newly remote) workforce. She led critical changes to mobile platforms that secured Abbott’s data while allowing employees to use their phones to access information.

In her 30-year career, Petty has been an advocate for women by breaking ground in traditionally male-dominated spaces such as technology. She is an advocate for inclusive hiring practices and has led increases in the numbers of women employees in organizations she’s worked with.