Diversity & Inclusion

Embracing diversity and inclusion is at the core of our long-held value of respect for people.

Celebrating Our Differences. Sharing Our Success.

To solve some of the toughest challenges in medicine we need the most innovative ideas. That is why we are committed to creating and sustaining an open, inclusive and diverse environment, where everyone feels valued, respected and heard. Through the sharing of a diverse range of perspectives, experiences and skills, we can inspire each other to think differently, generate ideas and deliver innovative healthcare solutions.

Our efforts to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment for our employees span the globe. For us, embracing diversity means understanding, respecting, and valuing differences, including but not limited to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

“We firmly believe that our differences make a difference to our business and the patients we serve, because our unique backgrounds are helping us become the most innovative company in healthcare.”

Joy FitzgeraldChief Diversity Officer

Employee Groups

In Ireland, we have several employee groups which foster a culture of belonging. These groups offer strong support networks and provide the opportunity to learn about the many cultures that make up Lilly. All employees are welcome and encouraged to join.


The Gender Inclusion Network works to remove obstacles that prevent women and men at Lilly from achieving their full potential by challenging attitudes and beliefs about gender. We do this by identifying barriers, raising awareness of individual gender bias. ‘Men as allies’ program and driving gender parity are our key focus for 2020-2021.


Generation-Lilly’s purpose is to promote and embrace a multigenerational culture, leveraging our diverse experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to ensure employees of all generations feel connected among peers, engaged within Lilly, and equipped to succeed professionally.


ENABLE’s purpose is to create a disability-confident culture. We do this by promoting awareness, providing support and removing barriers for people living with disabilities, impairments and long-term health conditions. Access Lilly is our priority focus, a strategic initiative aimed at creating a barrier free environment, both physical and digital, for all employees and customers.


LGBT+ Allies promote the equal experience, treatment and safety for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans people everywhere Lilly operates, to enable employees to reach their full potential. Lilly is honoured to be a Global Stonewall Champion. We also have a LGBT allies group that works in partnership to support colleagues globally through curricula, visibility items and events, enabling allyship to be shown and put into practice.



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