Diversity & Inclusion

We believe embracing diversity means understanding, respecting and valuing differences. At Lilly, our commitment to diversity spans our workplace, marketplace and relationships with suppliers.

Diversity in the Workplace

A focus on diversity and inclusion is built into our workplace culture. From recruiting and hiring to talent management processes, we see direct benefit when our workforce is not only representative of a the marketplace we serve, but fully engaged so we benefit from each employee’s diverse views and ideas.

Diversity in the Marketplace

We’re inspired to make a difference in people’s lives every day – through the discovery of life-changing medicines, better understanding of disease management and support for people living with illness. We do this with a commitment to diversity and inclusion because we recognize that every individual is unique.

We know that caring for people across the globe and working to make lives better starts with understanding and including everyone in our effort to discover solutions that make life better.

The Importance of Being Heard

While we don’t know who’s going to discover the next great medical breakthrough, we believe Lilly’s scientific success rests in the hands of our diverse workforce.

Lilly’s Middle Eastern Employees Share Experiences
Lilly Employee Resource Groups
David A. Ricks Chairman and CEO, Lilly

“Diversity and inclusion is a business imperative at Lilly. We must better understand our changing and rapidly diversifying health-care marketplace, and firsthand experience is the best way to start. We must look like our global communities so that we understand our customers' many, diverse needs."

2018 Recognition
LGBT Employees Reverse-Mentor Lilly Senior Leaders
Over 140 Years of Women at Lilly
Diversity in Clinical Trials