June 1 started the celebration of Pride Month, which commemorates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender members. Celebrating Pride Month is also more than celebrating members of the LGBTQIA+, this month is also about recognizing that diversity fuels innovation and collaboration among a variety of industries, including the life sciences.
This month, there are several biopharmaceutical organizations that are taking initiative and celebrating the differences among their employees. For example, Eli Lily implemented a mentoring program that pairs their senior leadership team with employees that are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Eli Lilly mentions that they want to help educate employees about a variety of LGBTQIA+ topics within the workforce. The organization also hopes that this will help promote a sense of partnership and collaboration among its employees.
Another organization that is celebrating Pride Month is Pfizer, which is one of the leading organizations for inclusion and equality for LGBTQIA+ members. Pfizer launched an employee resource group that emphasizes their company values, like partnership, scientific innovation, and public health impact. Pfizer has also recently partnered with SAGE to bring awareness and support to the health care challenges that LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Additional organizations that are taking the initiative and celebrating diversity and inclusion in the biopharmaceutical industry include Astellas, Biogen, PhRMA, and Gilead.
EMMA International is proud to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and clients and their contributions to the biopharmaceutical industry. If you need help with any quality, regulatory, or compliance aspect of your product, EMMA International’s team of experts has you covered. Contact us at 248-987-4497, or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
1Powaleny, A. (2020). Celebrating PRIDE in biopharmaceutical science. Phrma.org. https://catalyst.phrma.org/celebrating-pride-in-biopharmaceutical-science