Pride @ Novartis 2019

Originally published on Novartis.com.

Past, Present and Proud – Nejc’s story

Past, Present and Proud – Nejc’s story

Nejc is from Slovenia and is the global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Novartis Technical Operations and Global Quality, our global manufacturing and quality organizations with production sites all over the world.
Susan is from the US and works as Director of Communications for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, USA.
Tony is from the US and works in Basel, Switzerland, as Global Program Executive Director, in Global Drug Development.
Isobel is from the UK and works in Basel, Switzerland, as Global Program Implementation Lead, Strategy & Operations, in the Pharmaceuticals Division.
Brandon is Canadian and works in Singapore, as Real Estate Manager, Asia, Middle East, Africa.
Philip is from the US and works as Regulatory Affairs Graphic Designer, at Sandoz in Princeton, USA.

In 2018, we made a public commitment by signing up to the UN Standards of Conduct for Business, Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex People.

UN LGBTI Standards of Conduct

Our aspiration is to honor our commitment to uphold LGBTI human rights and ensure we have a more inclusive workplace.  This year we are focusing on understanding inclusion barriers and taking action to address them by:

  • Participating in the Stonewall Global Workplace Equality Index to identify actions to address any potential barriers;
  • Raising awareness and understanding about LGBTI equity within the company;
  • Demonstrating active support to the LGBTI community through policy changes, inclusion learning offerings, listening dialogues, and establishing a larger community of active allies;
  • Raising awareness and celebrating LGBTI inclusion through global events and communications

Latest News

COVID entrepreneur

Explosive New Growth in Small Businesses Due to COVID-19; America’s Police Force is Not Becoming More Diverse Despite BLM Movement; the Best and Worst Performing States in the 2020 Census; and More

Even with incredible nationwide unemployment rates, the creation of new small and diverse businesses has exploded due to COVID-19. Finally some news coming out of our pandemic: The Philadelphia Tribune reports that as bars and restaurants closed and stay-at-home orders were put into place earlier in 2020 to help fight…

Justice for Breonna not served; The essential rule of politics; Teen serves two months in jail for not doing homework; and More

Justice for Breonna not served as grand jury indicted officer who shot her with wanton endangerment — but not murder. “Outrageous and offensive.” Those were  by attorney to the family, Ben Crump to describe the grand jury’s decision in the March 13 fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor. While…

IBM, EEOC, age

EEOC Unearths Years of Intentional Age Discrimination within IBM

After a long investigation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has revealed that IBM leaders had directed managers to replace older workers with younger ones. Between 2013 and 2018, nearly 86% of those considered for layoffs within the organization were older employees over the age of 40. The investigation showed…

Breathe March in Globe Park, New York, USA - 12 Sep 2020

Cities under attack from the Justice Department; Louisville bracing for the Breonna Taylor murder charge; Twitter reveals its racist side; and More

Justice department attacks three U.S. cities, declaring them anarchist zones — despite most of the protests that took place in each city being peaceful marches in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a move designed to pull federal funding from New York City, Seattle and Portland, OR, the…

ginsburg, supreme, court

The Lasting Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Plus the Four Biggest Issues Currently at Stake Following Her Death

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the nation’s highest court for 27 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 18 at the age 87. “As the second woman ever to sit on the highest court in the land, she was a warrior for gender equality — someone who believed…

Abbott Receives CE Mark for Next-Generation Mitraclip Heart Valve Repair Device to Treat Mitral

Originally posted on Abbott.com – CE Mark for MitraClip G4 offers physicians an innovative next-generation system with more options for mitral valve repair using proven clip-based technology – MitraClip is a first-of-its-kind transcatheter mitral valve therapy, now on its fourth generation, improving further on MitraClip’s history as a safe and…

Cox Crews Mobilized to Reconnect Gulf Coast

Originally published on Cox.com Cox has mobilized its employees with support from outside of the Gulf Coast area to begin assessing damage and restoring service outages caused by Hurricane Sally. In times like this, we understand it is important to stay connected and we want our services to help you…