Go Together: Partnering with MassBio DEI Advisory

Apr 14, 2022

By Ross Marshall, Senior Director of DEI Advisory, MassBio

What if there was a better way to move forward in your DEI journey? A way to build positive, enduring change? A way to learn from other life sciences companies’ DEI lessons learned? A way to prosper from proven foundational DEI tools that have helped other companies along their journey? All of that and more is now available to MassBio members through our DEI Advisory services.

MassBio DEI Advisory was built from scratch to provide next level advisory services to life sciences organizations. We are built different from DEI consulting agencies because our approach is developed from years of listening to our member companies talk about their DEI journeys, what works, and what doesn’t. We also know the life sciences industry firsthand and know it’s built to meet an industry in the process of making change, shifting paradigms, and impacting lives.

Historically we’ve always helped members gain insights and set strategic direction on DEI topics. Today we go beyond just helping members see the way forward to working much more actively with them to make the change happen. 

Our DEI Advisory services can include:

  • Organizational DEI Trainings – Continuing DEI education builds up an organization from leadership on down and sets a path toward sustainable success. Companies can use our designed courses or have programming specifically engineered for your organization’s needs.
  • Intelligent Audit – This next level data analysis synthesizes quantitative & qualitative data of an organization to establish baseline metrics, as well as identify strengths, weaknesses, gaps, and opportunities around an organization’s DEI focus areas (e.g., recruitment, retention, etc.) A complete audit will allow an organization to set metrics and objectives unique to their organization.
  • Metrics and Analytics – Regularly paired with an Intelligent Audit, this work helps an organization take the next step following data collection efforts that will lead to actionable insights, accurate measurement of ROI, and setting of KPIs distinctive to an organization’s strategic objectives. Armed with these data, organizations can better track and analyze DEI progress and opportunities for further improvement and growth.
  • NewGEN Programming – DEI is not one-sized fits all and is always evolving. This service helps an organization identify and implement a series of best practices to become the foundation of future DEI programming. We bring to an organization emerging frameworks, new technologies, and innovations that will build equitable and sustainable DEI outcomes.
    • Examples of NewGEN programming can include:
      • Adopting business processes that deliver higher EVP (Employee Value Proposition) to under-represented groups
      • Implementing digital tools that build equity and measure inclusion

As I talk to MassBio members I am reminded of an African proverb, if you want to go far, go together. MassBio DEI Advisory is your partner on this journey, because together we can go far. To learn more, please reach out to the DEI team directly.

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