No. 19 | AbbVie
Richard A. GonzalezChairman and CEO
“Developing and bringing innovative, life-saving medicines to patients requires diverse thought and approaches. Bringing together experts from diverse backgrounds and thought is crucial to our ability to deliver today and into the future.”
Julie OsborneVice President, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
“At AbbVie, we strive to create an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally, with dignity and respect. When our employees embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives, we are all able to achieve our very best.”
- In 2018, AbbVie created a brand new role of vice president that focuses specifically on improving equality, diversity and inclusion. Its Women Leaders in Action employee resource group (ERG) empowers women with sponsorship, skill development, empowerment and delivery of business results.
- AbbVie uses the highly effective 4C Assessment Model in order to increase the ERG impact: culture, career, company impact and community.
- AbbVie moved up three spots on the Top 50 list from 2018 to 2019. Its strong D&I strategy focuses on five key areas.
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From The Company
At AbbVie, we work every day to discover and address many of the world’s most pressing health challenges. As an innovation-driven company, the knowledge, ideas and capabilities that employees bring are critical. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and supporting the people who, working together, can advance our mission.
Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) is fundamental at AbbVie. We know that the best ideas can come from anywhere in the organization, so employees must be comfortable sharing their perspectives and challenging each other.
In 2019, we expanded the size of our ED&I team and embrace inclusivity throughout the year. We were proud to host multiple cultural celebrations, including Black History Month, Women’s Equality Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Pride Month, Diwali, Veterans Day and more. To support our diverse workforce, we provide inclusive benefits including parental leave and adoption assistance for moms and dads, health care benefits for same-gender partners and military leave.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are also a key part of creating an environment where every voice is heard and valued. Our ERGs help drive business results and build a sense of community.
U.S. Headquarters: North Chicago, IL
Global Employees: 30,000
2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 26