Inclusion and Diversity
In 2016, Gilead added Inclusion as one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.
Our Inclusion & Diversity program aims to promote an inclusive and high-performing workplace culture. We want all of our employees to embrace and leverage each other’s talents and diverse perspectives, foster a sense of belonging, achieve their full career potential and contribute to Gilead’s success.
Inclusion as a Core Value
- Encourage and support each other;
- Recognize and mitigate unconscious bias;
- Consider multiple pathways to success;
- Respect people of all backgrounds and experiences; and
- Seek diverse perspectives to drive innovation.
Defining Inclusion and Diversity at Gilead
Inclusion at Gilead means creating and fostering a working environment where our differences are valued and people feel involved, respected and connected.
Diversity at Gilead means recognizing and accepting all the ways in which we differ. It includes visible differences – such as age, gender, ethnicity and physical appearance – as well as underlying differences – such as thinking styles, religion, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation and education.
We emphasize the link between inclusion and diversity to enabling our mission, creating a sense of belonging and integral cultural drivers in Gilead’s Inclusion & Diversity strategy.
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (HRC CEI) provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. Gilead achieved a score of 100 and earned the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
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Forbes identifies the best employers for diversity in America, providing insights about what companies are doing to advance diversity and inclusion. Gilead was recognized among the Best Employers for Diversity.
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HACR recognized Gilead Sciences as a 5-star company in their Corporate Inclusion Index. Gilead participates in HACR’s index to understand what diversity and inclusion areas to focus on in order to attract, develop and retain Hispanic talent.
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Gilead is also a sponsor of various events and organizations, including the Culture Shifting Weekends, Watermark Conference For Women, HACR and Executive Leadership Council. These partnerships are just one of the many ways we strive to support inclusion and diversity as an organization and expand our impact to local communities.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
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Gilead pursues purposeful initiatives to foster inclusion and diversity at all levels of the company, while also relying on the initiative and energy of our people to help scale these efforts and create a sense of belonging for all. Employee Resource Groups are an integral part of Gilead’s Inclusion & Diversity program and are open to all employees across our global workforce. ERGs foster a sense of belonging and inclusion that can spark innovation and accelerate employee development.
Gilead proudly supports six ERGs with over 22 chapters around the world. Members develop professionally and personally, support the organization, achieve its annual goals, and serve patients in their communities around the world. The ERGs represent women, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino employees, LGBTQ+ and veterans.
Gilead Leadership Organization of Black Employees (GLOBE) is committed to promote an inclusive and productive work environment by enhancing professional development, building a sense of community and cultural awareness, empowering and cultivating leadership among people of African descent, and creating opportunities where all people are valued.
The Pride Alliance is an employee resource group dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and accepting work environment where diversity is celebrated, LGBTQ+ employees and allies can be their authentic selves, and all employees are empowered to contribute to Gilead’s success. In 2019, the group worked with the Inclusion & Diversity team to implement a new Self-ID option that allows employees to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their personal information they voluntarily share. Communicating a more accurate identity helps Gilead develop programs and measure progress for hiring and ensuring an inclusive workplace that welcomes and retains LBGTQ+ employees and candidates.
Women at Gilead is a global network dedicated to recruiting, developing, supporting and retaining female employees across our offices. This ERG helps to ensure that every woman in the workplace is valued, empowered and given ample professional opportunities to thrive within our organization.
Gileados is an employee resource group (ERG) whose members are committed to embracing, fostering and sharing the multifaceted Latino culture within their professional communities, with the goal of enhancing recruitment and retention of diverse talent across Gilead.
Gilead’s Veterans Engagement Team (GVET) is an employee resource group (ERG) that aims to recognize, appreciate and support veterans, active duty military and their families by providing employment opportunities, professional development, team building and joint service to our communities.
The mission of the Gilead Asian Interest Network (GAIN) is to promote a culture of inclusion and diversity by creating a sense of community through events and programming that shares and supports our membership to bring awareness to the diverse cultures that represent Asian employees across Gilead and foster cultural understanding amongst ourselves and our colleagues. We also aim to highlight the voices and strengths of our members by identifying networking, career development and/or mentorship opportunities.