Ensuring Diversity in Tech

terry_morrisEarlier this week, in partnership with our Advocacy and Professional Relations, Government Affairs and IT departments, Lilly participated in the National Urban League’s “Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU): The Key to Diversifying Tech” roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill.

Lilly’s Global Services IT Director Terry Morris joined leaders from Congress, the HBCU community, and tech sector to discuss how the government and industry can work together to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

We were honored and proud to participate in the discussion. At Lilly, 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 the marketplace we serve, but fully engaged so we benefit from each employee’s diverse views and ideas.  

Cultivating the next generation of doctors, nurses, engineers, medical researchers, manufacturers, and numerous other STEM jobs translates to a better chance at developing better treatments and cures for the most pressing health challenges of today and tomorrow.