Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

"Bringing your whole self to work each day is vital. We all have a role in contributing to a culture of inclusion and belonging and understanding how this furthers our mission of transforming cancer care."

- Cindy Perettie, Foundation Medicine CEO

 

At Foundation Medicine, we believe in fostering an environment that delivers a deep sense of BELONGING and provides a supportive space for employees to bring their authentic selves to work to reach their full potential. We do this by living our values everyday and embracing unique perspectives and experiences, while creating opportunities for employees to share their passions.

Our networks below are employee-led groups that foster a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with our mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. Our networks are sponsored by senior leaders  and our goal is to create initiatives that will have long-lasting impacts at work, as well as in our communities

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UPLIFT is our network to support females, and those who identify as female.

MISSION:  To motivate and galvanize women to lead and excel personally and professionally.

VISION:  To empower women with resources and opportunities to achieve success on their own terms.

This network was officially launched in 2019 with an all-day Summit to discuss women’s professional and personal development, diversity, and leadership. Our colleague Daphney shared her thoughts on the day’s impact.

While attending the summit, our Chief Scientific Officer Priti Hegde discussed the importance of mentorship and the power of having a diversified team.

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PROUD is our network to support our LGBTQ+ employees and allies.

MISSION: To motivate and inspire our employees to lead, excel, and grow, personally and professionally, by providing a forum for education and greater awareness.

VISION: Foster an environment that empowers employees to bring their authentic selves to work and provide a supportive space to reach their full potential.

This network was founded on the basis of nurturing inclusivity and authenticity at Foundation Medicine and fostering the importance of being your authentic self, both in and out of the office. While we can't celebrate together in person in 2020, having virtual celebrations offers us the unique chance to join celebrations in other cities and with people from around the globe. 

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Impact is our network to celebrate and support communities of color.

MISSION:  To advocate and address issues that directly affect communities of color both internally and externally and provide effective learning opportunities to promote cultural awareness.  

VISION:  To impact Foundation Medicine through the creation of an inclusive and accountable space that celebrates the voices and the well-being of those who identify with, and support communities of color. 

This network is rooted in uplifting and celebrating our diverse and inclusive culture at Foundation Medicine.  As a network representing our communities of color and allies of all races, cultures and ethnicities, all are welcome. We strive to create a purposeful culture of belonging where we encourage everyone to support, learn from and continue to uplift one another.

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Sustain is our network of employees who are passionate about sustainability and working towards making Foundation Medicine a leading sustainable business. 

Mission: To cultivate thriving and sustainable communities and environments

Vision: Embed healthy, innovative, and intentional practices and behaviors in our culture to establish Foundation Medicine as a leading sustainable business.

This network is rooted in the idea that sustainability is more than just creating healthy physical environments; it’s also ensuring we’re supporting our employees, innovating to last, and being an active and engaged community member at the same time. This is a community of employees from all locations and levels who are passionate about sustainability and excited to work towards making Foundation Medicine a leading sustainable business. 

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Stay tuned as we build out more Employee Resource Networks to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives.

Interested in joining us? Start with a search below.