No. 40 | AbbVie | DiversityInc Top 50

Back Next 40 of 50


This year, AbbVie launched a brand new mentoring program called Mentoring POD. Mentoring POD, unlike traditional mentoring, takes place in a group setting and allows participants to network with a variety of coworkers as well as receive feedback from numerous sources. The company also launched a new Diversity & Inclusion Committee, led by company executives, that is charged with promoting the business relevance of diversity and sponsoring function-wide initiatives.


  • Blacks in Senior Leadership: 15.8% more than the Top 50
  • Women Among Those Promoted Into Management: 48.7% more than the Top 50
  • Level 1 Mentoring Participation: 23.4% more than the Top 10


Richard A. Gonzalez

Chairman and CEO

“Developing and bringing innovative, life-saving medicines to patients requires diverse thought and approaches. To successfully solve some of the world’s most complicated health challenges we must think and act differently. Bringing together experts from diverse backgrounds and thought is crucial to our ability to deliver today and into the future.”

Kristen Weirick

VP, Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion

“You never know where the next great idea will come from. Having a diverse and inclusive workplace culture ensures we are open to ideas and solutions regardless of where they originated. This commitment drives innovative solutions that deliver a remarkable impact for our patients.”



U.S. Headquarters: North Chicago, Ill.

Global Employees: 28,358

Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 45

DiversityInc Lists

• Global Diversity