Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

MassBio DEI

Looking to launch or strengthen your DEI initiatives?
Want to know how you’re doing compared to other companies in the industry?

MassBio is proud to offer you our free consultancy service to support you on your journey towards an industry-leading DEI strategy specific to your company’s size and resources.

What we offer:

  • Bespoke consultations and one-to-one meetings for small to medium sized companies
  • Curated DEI resources and tools
  • Premier conferences and convenings focused on DEI
  • Multiple platforms to share your successes, learnings and commitment to DEI

Our areas of expertise:

  • Corporate DEI Strategy
  • Employee Engagement and Belonging
  • Community Impact
  • Health Equity
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Program Marketing

“MassBio’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program has been a valuable resource for QurAlis as we create an industry-leading DEI strategy for our organization. Tom Browne brings exceptional experience and skills and has consulted our DEI team in several key areas such as defining our DEI strategy, communications, and exploring recommended DEI trainings. It is so helpful to work with Tom as he assures us that we are not alone. We look forward to continuing to partner with Tom and his team to help QurAlis achieve its greatest potential as a diverse and inclusive organization within the global community.” 

Halima Tanous, EdD, senior manager and DEI Committee co-lead, QurAlis Corporation 

2023 DEI Report – State of Racial, Ethnic, & Gender Diversity

MassBio’s 2nd Bi-Annual report on our industry’s racial, ethnic and gender diversity and the progression toward equity and inclusion.

Offering direct comparison to 2021’s findings, this year’s report reveals shifts in employee demographics at all levels, as well as the adoption of DEI best practices found in our CEO Pledge for a More Equitable and Inclusive Life Sciences Industry.  

Visit our DEI Resource Center

You’ll find templates, employee engagement surveys, diversity dashboards, “Getting Started” one-pagers, and links to External Affinity Groups and other useful organizations in the Life Sciences ecosystem to support your DEI journey

MassBio’s Open Letter 2.0 – The CEO Pledge for a More Equitable and Inclusive Life Sciences Industry

MassBio’s Open Letter 2.0 serves as a call to action for CEOs across the life sciences to create change within their respective organizations and is a critical component of MassBio’s expanded equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) initiative rolled out earlier this year.

By signing this letter, a CEO recognizes that racial inequity exists in the life sciences industry and in his/her company and is taking responsibility to fix that injustice through comprehensive ED&I initiatives that are broad in scope, specific in action, and measurable in results. The pledge is a long-term commitment dedicated to moving the industry forward over the next several years. The more than 220 CEOs that signed the letter represent small and emerging biotechs, midsized companies, and large biopharmaceutical companies.

Bioversity – Your diverse workforce pipeline

Launched by MassBio in 2023, Bioversity is a new Massachusetts incorporated non-profit formed to make the whole of the life sciences workforce development landscape more efficient; allowing people from underserved communities to find jobs faster and employers to have easier access to a broader and more diverse talent pipeline.

Alongside the opening of the Bioversity lab and classroom space in Dorchester, a predominantly black neighborhood in Boston, Bioversity will be launching its inaugural certificate training program in January 2024. Open to those with a high school degree or a GED, this free 8-week program aims to provide graduates with a clear pathway toward a rewarding entry-level career in scientific operations roles at local life sciences companies.

Share Your Success & Learnings

As part of our News and Thought Leadership platform and varied social media and newsletter outreach, we have the fantastic ability to spotlight your efforts and successes in improving the life sciences through DEI. Reach out to us today and we can work together to develop your story into something meaningful not just for your company but for the broader ecosystem too.

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