Honors for our work in diversity, inclusion and the workplace

As a company whose culture is built on helping and improving the lives of others, being recognized for our commitment to diversity and inclusion is an honor we value highly. Lilly’s record as a diverse employer consistently earns praise from third parties. Recognitions include:


  • National Association for Female Executives "Top Companies for Executive Women"


  • Barron’s, “Top 100 World’s Most Respected Companies”
  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine, “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list
  • Aon Hewitt/Fortune Magazine, "Global Top Companies for Leaders"
  • PM360, Pharmaceutical/Biotech Company of the Year
  • Enterprise Engagement Alliance, “Top 25 Most People-Centric Company”
  • Diversity Inc., “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” and “Top 10 Company for LGBT Employees”
  • Diversity Woman magazine, "100 Best Companies for Women in the U.S."
  • 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company, Corporate Champion
  • Top 50 Leading Companies for Women in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation region
  • Working Mother Magazine, “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” for 21 consecutive years
  • Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association of Female Executives
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, “Corporate Equity Index–Perfect Score”
  • LATINO Magazine, LATINO 100 “Top Companies Providing the Most Opportunities for Latinos”
  • Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces, Dave Thomas Foundation
  • Science Magazine, One of top 20 employers in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries
  • Society for Clinical Research Sites, Eagle Award
  • Institute for International Research and Partnerships in Clinical Trials, “Partnership Pioneer of the Year” for The Investigator Database, a collaboration among Lilly and other companies
  •, “Most Valuable Employers for Military” list
  • U.S. Small Business Administration, “Outstanding Rating for Supplier Diversity Initiatives”


  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Top Company for Women
  • Dave Thomas Foundation Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace
  • Black EOE Journal, "Best of the Best" lists, Top Disability-Friendly, Top LGBT-Friendly Company
  • DiversityInc, "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" 2014, which recognizes corporate diversity best practices
  • Enterprise Engagement Alliance, "Top 25 Most People-Centric Company"
  • Hispanic Network Magazine, "Best of the Best" list, Top Pharmaceutical & Biotech Companies
  • Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality"
  • LATINO magazine, Latino 100, list of top 100 companies providing the most opportunities for Latinos
  • PM360, Pharmaceutical/Biotech Company of the Year
  • Professional Woman’s Magazine, "Best of the Best" lists, Top Diversity Employer, Top Supplier Diversity Program, Top LGBT-Friendly Company, Top Disability-Friendly Company
  • Science Magazine, "Top 20 Employer Science Careers"
  • Working Mother magazine, "100 Best Companies"

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.​

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