DEI Resource Center

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The MassBio Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Resource Center is a centralized hub where you can access the best practices, tools, and resources needed to achieve equitable, diverse, and inclusive excellence in your workplace.


Develop a DEI Statement

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If your organization hasn’t yet developed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement, now is the time to do so. Similar to mission and vision statements, a DEI statement serves as a foundational principle that guides your company’s aspirations. Articulating your dedication to DEI not only defines your commitment but also steers your company’s efforts toward achieving success.

Diversity Dashboards

Sample Workforce Representation – Diversity Dashboard: Diversity Scorecards and Dashboards help executives and managers analyze and track the impact of their diversity initiatives to mobilize the organization for strategic culture change. Diversity is not a program; it is a systemic process of organizational change that requires measurement for organizational improvement and success.

Sample Employee Engagement Surveys: Conducting engagement surveys is a useful way to gather insight into what is important to your employees and what are the key drivers of engagement. They give employees a venue for open feedback. Knowing how the company measures areas such as employee satisfaction, management/leadership effectiveness, and working environment will give you tangible objectives for change. Feedback will give you valuable actionable data that you can implement for organizational growth. Here is an example of a short sample employee engagement survey and here is an example of a detailed sample employee engagement survey. Feel free to use these and customize for your needs.


Partner Organizations Co-founded with MassBio

Bioversity

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Launched by MassBio, Bioversity is a new Massachusetts incorporated non-profit with pending 501c3 status. In January 2024, Bioversity officially opened a dedicated, 4,000-square-foot lab and classroom training center alongside its inaugural certificate training program, Biotech Career Foundations, open to those with a high school degree or a GED. Delivered in partnership with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, this 8-week program runs in-person Monday through Thursday with additional time for homework or asynchronous learning.

Project Onramp

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Promoting inclusivity in the life sciences, particularly for underrepresented communities, is a key strategy in combating racial disparities & income inequality. In 2019, MassBio partnered with Life Science Cares, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, MassBioEd, & Bottom Line to launch Project Onramp – a program offering paid summer internships to underserved students in life sciences companies.

Life Science Cares

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Life Science Cares is dedicated to eradicating poverty in Greater Boston, having established an impressive network of service organizations focused on combating poverty through initiatives in survival, education, and sustainability. As your organization considers dedicating time, energy, and resources to bolster our communities, address racial inequities, and nurture the upcoming workforce, we highly recommend collaborating with Life Science Cares and their exceptional partner organizations.

MassBioEd

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MassBio’s sister organization, MassBioEd, is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable life sciences workforce in the region through educational programs. These initiatives aim to captivate and inspire teachers, propel and motivate students, and illuminate the path from classrooms to careers. MassBioEd plays a crucial role in shaping the future life sciences workforce and offers professional development opportunities for the current workforce. Support their mission today.

External Affinity Organizations

There are so many great programs and organizations that support diversity and inclusion initiatives already in existence in Massachusetts and around the country. Below, check out a select group of external affinity organizations we believe are doing great things in the life sciences and beyond. 

Affinity Organizations

500 Women Scientists

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America)

Ascend

AWIS (Association for Women in Science)

BEYOND Patient Health Equity

Blacks in Bio

Boston While Black

Latinos in Bio

OUTbio

WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology)

Women of Color in Pharma

YW Boston

Economic Associations

BECMA (Black Economic Council of Massachusetts)

BWWC (Boston Women’s Workforce Council)

CWE (Center for Women & Enterprise)

GNEMSDC (Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council)

MA LGBT Chamber of Commerce

NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council)

Talent Acquisition

MassBioEd

AISES (Advancing Indigenous People in STEM)

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America)

BIO Boardlist Database

BWISE (Black Women in Science and Engineering)

Get Konnected

HBCU 20×20

MomUp

The Partnership

Women in Bio Board Ready Program

Sustainability

DEI Education
Health Equity