Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources
Explore new resources for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the biotech community. We have gathered reference materials to help you understand, plan for, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within your company.
What are diversity, equity, and inclusion?
“Diversity in the workplace means that an organization employs a diverse team of people that are reflective of the society in which it exists and operates.”
“Fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.” - Independent Sector
“Creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.”
Increased Group Performance and Employee Involvement
Improved Company Reputation and Social Performance
Improved Financial Performance
Improved Employee Satisfaction and Retainment
Why Diversity Matters
Benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace drawn from global studies and research.
IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO
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A list of national-based organizations, events, funding, training, and more!
Minority-owned life science companies
National mentorship and internship opportunities and programs
specific to biotech
Trainings and courses offered to become educated and certified on DEI topics
Events focused on the promotion of DEI efforts and initiatives within biotech
Hiring boards and organizations that specialize in increasing diversity
Funding opportunities for implementing DEI efforts and for minority-owned businesses
A list of additional resources to aid in achieving greater diversity, inclusion, and equity within biotech.
Addressing the ongoing issue with gender wage disparities, offer a reflection on how to be the solution and not the problem. This leaves the question: are you paying women the same as men? And are all women being paid equally regardless of race or ethnicity?
Reasons diversity improves the workplace and promotes a more productive company, supported by trusted research.
Offers a look into actionable items such as hiring a more diverse VC leadership team and adjusting where your information about funding is directed (are you targeting a diverse population).
Five action items to implement in the workplace to create a more gender-inclusive environment.
Insight into new guidelines set by PhRMA aimed at improving the diversity of clinical trial participants.
Brings awareness to a problem within our society and a major problem in the workplace-unconscious bias.
A quick guide plus tips on how to make your workplace more inclusive- even as a small business.