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REPORT: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Life Sciences 2021

Posted by on 28 April 2021
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In 2020, diversity and inclusion was thrust front and center of the conversation for many organizations in the life sciences industry. Hard conversations began with hope for genuine change. However, just how diverse and inclusive is the global life science industry at the moment, what changes are underway and what does the future hold?

In March 2021, Informa Connect Life Sciences conducted one of the biggest studies of its kind, asking life sciences professionals around the world how diverse and inclusive you feel your industry truly is. With 483 respondents across the spectrum of organization types, job roles and seniority – over one third of whom identify as a minority in the workplace – the results are chastening and overwhelmingly point towards a lack of representation. From this starting point, many organizations are now taking steps to improve diversity throughout their ranks.

Explore or download the full report above (or here).

​​​​​​Key Insights

  • 34% see lack of minority leadership representation as the life sciences' biggest problem with diversity and inclusion
  • 63% think women are under represented at the most senior levels in their organization, and 73% think cultural/ethnic minorities are
  • 32% of organizations have outreach programs to encourage a more culturally/ethnically diverse workforce
  • 41% claim to have faced workplace bias due to their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other factors

Explore or download the full report above (or here).

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