(Image via Abbott)

Abbott Earns Workplace Diversity Honor

Originally posted on Abbott.com and LinkedIn

Employee survey results rank Abbott among the 100 top U.S. employers for creating inclusive work cultures.

Diversity is ingrained in who we are at Abbott.

It’s how we innovate and how we collaborate. It’s how we think and how we are. It’s how we do what we do.

That’s why we’re proud to be among this year’s Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, a list that reflects employers that are doing the most to create inclusive company cultures.

“Diversity and inclusion are ways of life at Abbott,” said Mary Moreland, Executive Vice President, Human Resources. “It’s in our DNA as a company and an employer. More than a century ago, Clara Abbott, our founder’s wife, was one of the first women in the U.S. to serve as a corporate director. Today we have more than 103,000 employees around the world who come from innumerable walks of life. We’re thankful to Fortune and Great Place to Work for recognizing our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace culture.”

You can find our commitment to diversity and inclusion at every level of our company, from the board of directors to those tens of thousands of employees. It’s their varied ideas and insights that give Abbott the edge we need to create health technologies that can change people’s lives for the better.

“We’re always focused on reflecting the diverse customer base we serve,” said Vildan Kehr, Divisional Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition. “The diversity and inclusion efforts span everything from recruitment to development and leadership accountability. It’s how we work and how we drive innovation.”

Fortune and research partner Great Place to Work put together the annual list, which highlights U.S. companies. They base their rankings on answers employees give to survey questions about their experiences in the workplace along with diversity of a company’s leaders and workforce.

Latest News


New FBI Report Estimates Anti-Asian Hate in the United States Increased by 73% in 2020

We’ve known anti-Asian sentiment increased dramatically in the U.S. since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but new government data quantifies just how shockingly severe that jump has been. Based on recently released FBI data, Sakshi Venkatraman of NBC News reported that “anti-Asian hate crimes increased more than 73% in…

map of Iowa

Black Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn Threatened With Lynching After Penning Anti-Trump Op-Ed

An Iowa Democrat has been threatened with violence simply for writing an opinion piece critical of the former president. Brianne Pfannenstiel of the Des Moines Register has reported that “Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of…

Facebook logo

Facebook Forced To Pay a Record $14-Million Settlement for Discriminating Against US Workers

October continues to be a month Facebook likely wishes it could forget. First came Frances Haugen, the whistleblower who explained in chilling detail how the site and its algorithms are designed to profit off what she called “the spread and amplification of hate, misinformation and political unrest.” Then there was…

AbbVie’s ‘Ability’ Employee Resource Group on How the Company Champions People With Seen and Unseen Disabilities

Originally published at stories.abbvie.com. AbbVie ranked No. 15 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.   In the sixth of a seven-part Employee Resource Group (ERG) series, we’re shining the spotlight on Ability at AbbVie. This group focuses on advocacy and inclusion, uniting employees with disabilities,…