No. 31 | Sanofi


  • Sanofi’s current focus on diversity and inclusion includes dedicating resources and energy to efforts like a Global Gender Balance Board, a female talent acceleration program called “Elevate,” and a successful community outreach campaign to raise awareness around clinical trial diversity.
  • To specifically enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education opportunities for young people in 2019, Sanofi is providing more than $80,000 in hands-on science programs to public school students in Somerset County, New Jersey.
  • Starting in June 2019, Sanofi will further expand its innovative Insulins VALyouSavings Program so people living with diabetes in the United States can pay $99 to access their Sanofi insulins with a valid prescription, for up to 10 boxes of pens and/or 10 mL vials per month. The expansion of this program helps to address the challenge too many patients face regarding unpredictable and unaffordable pricing for their insulin.


Sanofi is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to healthcare solutions from prevention to treatment. In the US, our employees focus on human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions, consumer healthcare, and more. Every day we dedicate our most important resource, our people, to our purpose – Empowering Life – by supporting patients and families through their health journey.

Sanofi depends on the diversity and talents of its employees to be more innovative, effective and competitive. By maximizing the power of differences in people, perspectives and backgrounds, we create a culture where employees feel engaged, empowered and included.

Our focus this past year has been on three key initiatives:

Sanofi leaders from all of our business units and functions have been engaged in the MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) Leaders Program. Participants engage with a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and discuss ways to effect change in their respective organizations. MARC enables emerging and senior male leaders to develop critical inclusive leadership strategies, sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, and hone skills to make lasting impact.

Sanofi also became a Gold sponsor of Women of Color in Pharma and its 2nd annual conference. In addition to our sponsorship, we enabled Sanofi women of color to become members of the organization, which includes executive coaching and other benefits to continue to develop and empower them to reach their full potential.

In addition, Sanofi joined Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Gender Parity Collaborative, which is a consortium of healthcare and life sciences companies dedicated to accelerating gender parity. The Collaborative members commit to taking an active role in defining strategies, measuring performance, creating change and inspiring others. The Gender Parity Collaborative is the first ever in the industry and Sanofi is one of 12 companies that participated in the launch.


Michelle Carnahan Sanofi

Michelle Carnahan
Head of North America Primary Care and Chair, US Country Council

“At Sanofi, our purpose is Empowering Life and that extends to both our patients and employees. Inclusion is at the heart of empowerment, enabling our colleagues to fully participate and draw from the rich diversity we possess as an organization. Our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity helps us understand and solve healthcare needs of people across the world.”


Cristina Santos
Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Total Well-Being & EEO, North America

“Our efforts focused on Inclusion & Diversity are driven in close partnership with our business. We’re committed to a culture where we can fully contribute, where we seek out diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas and we can be our very best for the patients who count on us. There’s more to do, but we have the passion and teamwork to make it happen.”



U.S. Headquarters: Bridgewater, NJ

Global Employees: 100,000

2018 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 42


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