Embracing diversity and inclusion is at the core of our organization. It is the lens through which we understand and respond to the unique needs of the millions of individuals who depend on our medicines worldwide. For us, embracing diversity means understanding, respecting and valuing differences, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We foster an environment that encourages our exceptional employees to feel comfortable in a culture that supports them being themselves.
How We Are Inclusive
Awards & Achievements
Lilly is honored to have received recognition for its diversity initiatives including:
DiversityInc, Top 50 Companies for Diversity, No. 3
AnitaB.org, Top Companies for Women Technologists
Forbes, America's Best Employers for Diversity
Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Corporate Equality Index – Perfect Score
Ethisphere, World's Most Ethical Companies
Newsweek, America's Most Responsible Companies
Learn more about it at https://www.lilly.com/who-we-are/recognitions.
Employee Resource Groups
Our employee resource groups (ERGs) are a critical part of the overall fabric of diversity and play a key role in the progress we are making. Approximately 12,500 of our employees are members of 10 groups in more than 60 worldwide chapters. These groups offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. All groups are open to our employees who have an interest in participating. We all benefit by learning about the many cultures that combine to make one Lilly. Our current groups include:
- Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network
- BE@Lilly (Black Employees @ Lilly)
- Chinese Culture Network
- Early Career Professionals
- Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN)
- Lilly India Network
- Organization of Latinx at Lilly
- PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies)
- Veterans Leadership Network
- Women’s Network
- Working and Living with Disabilities
Learn more about all of our groups.
Military Veterans — Hiring Our Nation’s Heroes
As a company founded by a veteran, support for members of our military is part of our heritage. We offer an environment that is supportive to members of our military in the form of career opportunities, veteran community programs, volunteerism and other aid.
We give retired and current military members an opportunity to transition their skills and strengths to important work in the private sector. Members of the military are encouraged to explore our career opportunities and continue the mission of making life better for people around the world.
We currently provide time off for military duty and military family service member-related leaves, including military duty leave such as involuntary or voluntary activation, training, military family leave and military family member-related leave. Additionally, we work with employees serving to ensure that benefits, pay, years of service to the company, and other details are handled in a manner that supports the employee’s ability to serve while maintaining his or her future with Lilly.
Learn more at our Military Veterans Page.
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