Diversity & Inclusion
Embracing diversity and inclusion is at the core of our long-held value of respect for people.
Celebrating Our Differences. Sharing Our Success.
At Lilly, our people bring diverse experiences, perspectives and cultural backgrounds to work every day. It’s a dynamic, inclusive culture that provides fertile ground for scientific innovation and stronger connections with customers.
Our diversity powers our purpose to make life better for patients around the world. Our differences make a difference.
Leadership Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We’re inspired to make a difference in people’s lives every day – through the discovery of life-changing medicines, better understanding of disease management, and support for people living with illness. We do this with a commitment to diversity and inclusion because every individual is unique. Caring for people and working to make lives better starts with understanding and including diverse ideas, people and perspectives in our effort to discover solutions.
Rhonda PachecoGeneral Manager, Lilly Canada
Embracing diversity means understanding, respecting and valuing differences in all their forms. We value the things that make people unique. Our commitment to diversity spans our workplace and the people we serve.
A focus on diversity and inclusion is built into our workplace culture. From recruiting and hiring, to talent-management processes and through all our policies and programs, we see direct value when our workforce is representative of the people we serve. Our work environment is a place where every employee feels welcomed, respected, valued and heard, and everyone has room to grow, be themselves, and make a difference.
Diversity & Inclusion Goals
We strive to leverage our collective diversity to foster inclusion and innovation, and to help the people who use our medicines. We have three core goals:
Key Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives and Partnerships
Recruitment that focuses on reaching diverse talent by building awareness and relationships with organizations that serve diverse groups.
Leadership support and executive sponsorship of a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace culture.
Work with external organizations to assess and improve our facilities, processes and working practices.
A Diversity & Inclusion Network that enables employees from diverse backgrounds to inform and guide our actions and progress. Our Network is open to all employees who have an interest in participating.
Training and resources for employees and people managers, and opportunities to engage in and help advance our culture of diversity and inclusion. This includes access to Eli Lilly and Company’s resources such as our Global Diversity & Inclusion Office initiatives, Employee Resource Groups, and Global LGBTQ Ally Program.
Recognition initiatives in support of events like Eid, Pride, Diwali, Lunar New Year, French Language Day, Black History Month, National Indigenous Peoples Day, and International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Proud Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and National Partner of Pride at Work Canada/Fierté au travail Canada.
We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to help build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities.