Lilly India Network (LIN), formed in 2001, actively promotes the understanding of Indian culture at Lilly and provides a forum for support, mentoring and networking opportunities to Lilly employees and collaborators by:
- Helping make Lilly a desirable employer for people of Indian origin
- Helping to create a Lilly culture where members can achieve their maximum potential
- Helping each employee effectively contribute to the success of Lilly
Focus Areas and Activities
LIN is focused on business impact, employee development, cultural awareness and community service. This includes conducting cultural events such as SANGAM, spreading cultural awareness and actively engaging in corporate outreach activities like Connecting Hearts Abroad Ambassador’s program.
In recent years, LIN members also have provided business value at Lilly by educating and equipping employees traveling to India, sharing tips and cultural information.
SANGAM, the annual signature event of LIN to celebrate and showcase Indian culture, has been co-sponsored by India Association of Indianapolis and co-funded by the Lilly Foundation for several years. Net proceeds collected from the event are donated to charitable community causes.
"As Lilly strives to become more customer-focused, we must first know all of our customers deeply. Groups like LIN can help us better understand the expectations and preferences of those customers of Indian heritage so that we may deliver on the Lilly promise all around the world."
Melissa S. Barnes
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Ethics Compliance Officer; Executive Sponsor of Lilly India Network
"Any time we can share our culture and experiences to increase awareness and educate others, we want to do that. LIN members are a bridge to connect Lilly to the Indian community for future business opportunities."
Lilly India Network Chairman
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