Chinese Culture Network (CCN)

Tom XiaoLilly’s Chinese Culture Network (CCN) was formed in 1995 to build a Chinese community at Lilly that enhances the working and living environment and improves the multicultural competency of all Lilly employees.

The network has played an important role in educating employees at Lilly about the business opportunities that exist in China and regularly conduct language and cultural training sessions for employees and leaders.

Every year the CCN also hosts a Chinese New Year celebration that includes food and a variety of cultural experiences such as music, dancing and language, to educate employees about Chinese culture. The group also plays a pivotal role in the Indianapolis Chinese Festival, sponsoring many exhibits and providing dozens of volunteers.

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Mission

  • Create, promote and build a spirit of fellowship, friendliness, unity and loyalty in daily contact with one another
  • Foster and organize activities for education and entertainment
  • Provide networking support to one another in becoming successful Lilly employees

Key Events and Activities

Mandarin and Culture Course: CCN plays an important role in educating Lilly employees about the business opportunities that exist in China and regularly conducts language and cultural training sessions for employees and leaders traveling to China for business.

Chinese New Year: CCN annually hosts a Chinese New Year celebration that includes a variety of cultural experiences such as music, dancing and language to promote cultural diversity and educate employees about Chinese culture. The group also plays a pivotal role in the Indianapolis Chinese Festival, sponsoring many exhibits and providing dozens of volunteers.

Voices


"We need to strive to foster and take advantage of the diversity within our society to better respond to the challenges we face. Diversity in thought, culture and behavior should be embraced and protected. Our future survival may well depend upon it."

Kerry Blanchard
Vice President, China Drug Development and Executive Sponsor, Chinese Culture Network


"Diversity is not just a slogan; it is real and it is fundamental to the work we do to make life better for people around the world. The Chinese Culture Network is a unique family of extremely talented individuals who are becoming true powerhouses of Lilly."

Tom Xiao
CCN Chair, Senior Research Scientist, Global Regulatory Affairs CMC


Festival Gallery

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