World AIDS Day holds immense significance as a global observance dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, commemorating those who have lost their lives to the disease, and showing support for those living with HIV. This annual event, observed on December 1st, serves as a crucial platform to educate individuals, communities, and organizations about HIV, as well as the importance of prevention, early detection, treatment, and destigmatization.Read more
This month marks Trans Awareness Month, with Trans Day of Remembrance falling on the 20th of November. Trans allies have never been more important, with a sea of misinformation still out there we all play a role in creating a world where every single trans person can live freely without fear. myGwork met with Susan Springer, Medical Director at MSD, who shared with us her son Tobi's journey and why trans allyship is so important to her.Read more
Gabriel Fallas is a part of Rainbow Alliance for LatAm and a Co-Lead at MSD. He spoke to myGwork about his coming out story, and why he would be unable to develop in a professional environment that did not allow for diversity and inclusion. He also shared advice for allies who want to do more to support their LGBTQ+ colleagues.Read more
"Growing up in a very small city in Colombia, I did not have much representation of LGBTQIA+ people at all, let alone of people who challenged the gender binary." Nico Rojas, a Senior Clinical Data Manager at MSD, came out as non-binary in their early twenties, they are a strong believer that questioning the gender binary benefits everyone in society, and their journey has made them a better ally to those around them. From teaching, to the professional world at MSD, showing up authentically as themselves has led them to become an inspiration to those around them and mYgwork spoke to Nico about their journey, allyship and the workplace.Read more
At MSD, we are committed to supporting the diverse needs of our employees and their families. Families have unique perspectives, experiences and values, so when an employee is expanding their family, we recognize that time to bond with a new family member is not only precious but should reflect the family’s unique needs.Read more
Our culture of trust and openness creates a safe environment where individuals are empowered to be their best. We are proud of our Women’s Network’s initiative in creating our Sexual Harassment & Respect training program for colleagues across the business.Read more
As MSD is a company committed to diversity and inclusiveness, we are proud to announce our commitment and support of The EuroGames Bern 2023, a premier multi-sports event that celebrates diversity in sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics.Read more
We’re #Proud to announce that our team at #MSDJapan has been awarded ‘gold’ for the fourth year in a row in the Work With Pride Index 2022.Read more
We love celebrating our LGBTQIA+ members—check out our sites flying their #Pride flags high all over the globe! A special thank you to our Global Workplace and Enterprise Services (GWES) team for their partnership with our Rainbow Alliance Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG) to make this happen!Read more
As MSD in the UK celebrates Black History
Month this October, our League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) has
been reflecting on their activities to help boost diversity, equity, and
inclusion over the past year.
Our LEAD team has been working closely
alongside talent acquisition colleagues to find ways of increasing better...
Lutz Staacke talks about finding a company that appreciates him for who he is.As a university student in Germany, Lutz Staacke studied
special education and planned to become a teacher. But before he began his
classroom training, he was warned not to be open about his sexuality.Growing up in a small, conservative town, Staacke had plenty
Being your true self should be a fundamental right, not a privilege for #LGBTQ+ and all people.Our Chief Marketing Officer, Oncology LATAM and Rainbow Alliance member, Nicolas Villar, shares how working at a company that pursues, embraces, and takes pride in their diverse employees has made a positive impact on his personal and professional li...Read more
The corporate world doesn’t always offer equal opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community, but after Andrés, our Director of Clinical Data Management, joined our team in 2019, he quickly found his place by joining our Rainbow Alliance Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG). Now, as the Global Co-Lead of our Rainbow Alliance EBRG, he can continue to grow...Read more
Bringing your whole self to work allows you “to be happy not just in your personal life but also in your professional life."It can be as simple as sharing your weekend plans with
coworkers or having a photo of your partner on your desk. When you feel free to
be yourself at work, even the seemingly small things can have a big impact on
The pandemic has been challenging for everyone, and
isolation and the continued strain of remote work have put a spotlight on the
importance of personal wellbeing. For Paris Mullen, a MSD community liaison and
HIV activist, the pandemic is a reminder to be more intentional with self-care.
And while he admits that prioritizing this can be diffic...
Pride in London 2022! 🌈A massive privilege to have helped organise and walk in the first pride parade since the pandemic and celebrate 50 years since the first march in the UK, with MSD in the UK - a day filled with dancing, togetherness and love. What a pleasure!Read more
Delighted to be recognised for our efforts in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all our employees. For the second year running we have been shortlisted for Inclusive Companies’ ‘Diverse Company of the Year Award’ as part of The National Diversity Awards. We continue to work hard to ensure we create an environment that a...Read more