A place for everyone

Embracing diversity, equity 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. ​​​​​​​

Our Employee Resource Groups

Each Lilly Employee Resource Group (ERG) focuses on mentoring and employee engagement, as you would expect—but they also have significant impact on our business. Each ERG is aligned with a member of the company’s executive committee and has a top-talent organizational chairperson and a “lead team” of several energetic employees with a passion for diversity and inclusion. 


US Employee Resource Groups:

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AMECA Lilly AMECA is an employee-led resource group that engages, connects and supports Lilly employees who are affiliated with the AMECA geographies, bringing their cultures to life at Lilly and helping the company harness the power of diversity for meaningful business impact.
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BE@Lilly Black Employees at Lilly (BE@Lilly), formerly known as African American Network (AAN), is Lilly's longest-standing employee resource group who work to promote the professional and personal development of employees. Additionally, members meet on a regular basis and host educational and networking events open to all employees.
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Chinese Culture Network (CCN)  CCN aspires to further enhance business impact by strategically addressing the needs of employees and creating better outcomes by leveraging the cultural insights represented in the group. development events, recruiting, and other activities.
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enAbleUS enAbleUS is committed to removing barriers, attracting and retaining diverse talent and creating an environment of universal inclusion for those who live with disabilities or care for those who do, in hopes of creating an environment without limitations or biases.
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Japan International Leaders Network (JILN)
Japan International Leaders Network is made up of Indianapolis and other US sites-based Japanese Global International Services Employees (ISEs) and Short Term Assignment Employees (STAs). Each year, JILN organizes a variety of activities that revolve around two main objectives: (1) advocate and influence, and (2) broaden perspective and gain exposure. Such events include Japan day, Japan session and networking events.
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Lilly India Network (LIN)
LIN is a valued partner in Lilly's Diversity Initiatives. We are an organization that actively promotes the understanding of Indian culture at Lilly and provides a forum for support, mentoring and networking opportunities to Lilly employees and collaborators. We provide Lilly an external community access to diverse talent and perspectives, while providing members with valuable services and resources.
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Organization of Latinx at Lilly (OLA)
The organization of Latinx at Lilly connects, engages and supports its members in driving business goals while strengthening the Eli Lilly and Company brand in the Latinx community. 
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Pride (LGBTQ+ Allies) Pride is an employee-led resource group that connects Lilly employees to foster safety, inclusion and development for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) and their allies at Lilly, and to make life better for people around the world. PRIDE includes regional affiliate groups in Europe and among field employees. 
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Veterans Leadership Network (VLN) The Veteran's Leadership Network is an employee resource group committed to bringing together the community of veterans, service members and families at Lilly, and to promoting the understanding of the service culture within the company. Any employee, regardless of military background, can join the VLN. 
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Women's Initiative for Leading at Lilly (WILL)
WILL's mission is to accelerate getting to gender parity through understanding, leveraging and developing the capabilities of engaged women to better harness their diverse talents and create a competitive edge for Lilly. 

International Employee Resource Groups:

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EnAble EnAble is an Employee Resource Group (ERG) focused on promoting awareness, providing support and removing barriers for those living with a disability, impairment or long term health condition. While our geographical focus is all countries under the International Business Unit (IBU) we welcome all perspectives and contributions, regardless of location or function. Enable is for the disabled and not yet disabled.
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International LGBTQ+ Allies International LGBTQ + Allies is a part of Lilly’s Pride network and promotes equal experience, treatment and safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people everywhere Lilly operates. Our scope includes all countries outside of the US. We work to enable LGBTQ+ people to bring their authentic selves to work and to help them feel valued and included everywhere in the world.
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GIN WILL International (GIN) The Gender Inclusion Network (GIN) and Women's Initiative for Leading at Lilly's mission is remove obstacles that prevent women and men at Lilly from achievingtheir full potential by challenging attitudes and beliefs about gender.
Lilly is proud to be an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, Black Employees at Lilly, Chinese Culture Network, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinx at Lilly (OLA), PRIDE (LGBTQ+ Allies), Veterans Leadership Network (VLN), Women’s Initiative for Leading at Lilly (WILL), Working and Living with Disabilities (enAble). Learn more about all of our groups.