No. 3 | Eli Lilly and Company
David A. RicksChairman and CEO
“While there’s nothing easy about the road ahead, we can no longer accept systemic bias in any of its forms. The time for platitudes is behind us — the time for urgent action is now.”
Joy FitzgeraldVice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
“We commit to creating an environment in which every employee has room to grow, be themselves, and make a difference. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, if you want to make life better for patients around the world — you belong here.”
From The Company
Internally, Lilly took a holistic approach to helping employees, their loved ones and our communities through the pandemic. Our Global Diversity and Inclusion Office launched a “Making It Safe to Thrive in a Time of Pandemic” 12-week webinar series, partnering with Employee Resource Groups, reaching more than 16,000 employees. Topics addressed included bias against Asians, discussions on distinct experiences of Latinx and Black employees, parenting, mental health and new ways of celebrating Passover, Ramadan and Easter during COVID-19 lockdown.
Our commitment to workforce diversity is stronger now than ever; we have joined the national discourse on race and inequity by amplifying our voice. We are expanding workforce diversity and inclusion efforts and taking substantive actions outside the company to partner, influence and invest in lasting change.
Collectively, we call these efforts our Racial Justice Initiative. It started in late May 2020. Four days after the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, 7,000 employees came together to support and comfort one another. Our Lilly Day of Solidarity offered a way to promote a psychologically safe space for employees to express shared pain about Floyd’s death and the senseless killings of other Black Americans.
Now more than ever, Eli Lilly is committed to making progress for our patients, business and communities. We are partnering with our employees, local and national organizations, and investing in solutions to drive meaningful progress for all.
U.S. Headquarters: Indianapolis, IN
Global Employees: 35,000
2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 3
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