Starkey’s Sara Burdak is recognized for her passion and vision to empower women in the manufacturing industry

Starkey Chief Audiology Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Strategy, Sara Burdak, AuD, has been named a 2023 Women MAKE Awards Honoree by the Manufacturing Institute. This national award program honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their manufacturing careers, and who inspire the next generation of female talent to pursue a career in the industry.

Sara Burdak, AuD

“On behalf of Starkey, I want to congratulate Sara on this well-deserved recognition,” said Starkey President and CEO, Brandon Sawalich. “She serves as an excellent role model who is committed to inspiring and supporting women at every stage in their careers, not only within our organization, but across the industry. When it comes to helping people hear better, so they can live better, Sara’s leadership is an integral part of our continued success.” 

Burdak joined Starkey as an audiologist on the Hearing Research and Technology team in 1999 and is responsible for developing and aligning Starkey’s global audiology strategy, as it relates to education and training programs, clinical research, and government services work. Bringing her clinical and educational background to the manufacturing space, she has been able to pursue her passion for supporting the professional growth of women in the industry as well as audiology students.

“This award holds a special place in my heart, as supporting the professional growth of women is a passion area of mine,” said Burdak. “While anyone can become a great leader, regardless of their background, I am incredibly proud to oversee a team of leaders who are predominantly female. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them, as well as all the women in our industry!”  

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