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No. 43 | Express Scripts


  • Express Scripts makes it onto the Top 50 for the first time.
  • Last year more than half of the promotions into one and two levels below the CEO and direct reports went to women.

At Express Scripts, we work hard every day to put medicine within reach for tens of millions of people. And that same spirit drives us to create a diverse and inclusive environment for our nearly 30,000 employees. By seeking to embrace the unique characteristics of each employee, Express Scripts is fostering a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and respect for differences that makes our company succeed.

Express Scripts’ commitment starts at the top, with one of the most diverse Boards of Directors on the Fortune 500. Nearly 70 percent of our workforce are women, 40 percent are minority, and 12 percent are bilingual. We foster inclusion through six Employee Resource Groups, an executive-sponsored Diversity Advisory Board, mentoring programs, and ongoing diversity awareness campaigns. Targeted hiring efforts include participation in ethnic diversity as well as disability- and veteran-focused career fairs, employing Certified Diversity Recruiters, and educating and training managers to reach other populations.

In 2017, Express Scripts held our 4th Annual Experience Diversity Summit, which was highlighted by the “Courageous Conversation” CEO panel. Corporate leaders from other St. Louis corporations shared personal stories of overcoming challenges and adversity in their personal and professional lives. By connecting individual experiences into a larger narrative, Express Scripts helped validate the necessity of diversity and inclusion and its role in helping an individual reach his or her full potential.

By embracing diversity and inclusion, Express Scripts is a more resilient and innovative company. Because of these efforts, we are better able to meet the needs of our clients and our patients. We are aligned with our customers to take bold action and deliver patient-centered care to make better health more affordable and accessible.


Tim Wentworth
President and CEO

“Diversity and inclusion are bedrock values at Express Scripts. Each of the 83 million people we serve has unique needs and a unique story. The progress we have made as champions of diversity and inclusion deepen and strengthen the relationships we have with all of our patients and partners.”

Susan Stith
Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving

“At Express Scripts, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is fueled by the passion and unique abilities of our 26,000 employees — a mosaic of talent that enriches our culture and ultimately helps us better serve our patients. Through them, we are well positioned to keep pace with the changing face of business to better meet our clients’ needs.”



U.S. Headquarters: St. Louis, Mo.

Global Employees: 22,575

Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • Noteworthy