Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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 inaugural DE&I report spotlights our work to evolve forward-looking and integrated DE&I initiatives and our commitment to eliminating healthcare disparities, with a focus on our efforts in 2021. The report highlights our workforce diversity numbers and shares the voices of our employees and executives.

 

2021 DE&I Annual Report

 

Our Senior Director and Head of Diversity and Inclusion Edwina was featured on Ovia Health’s podcast for a Pride Month Special Episode. Click below to listen.

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Our Employee Resource Networks

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.

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BAHA is our network to celebrate and support Black, African and Hispanic employees.

MISSION:  BAHA will work to further the mission and ambition of FMI, represent the interests of celebrating & advocating for Black, African, & Hispanic communities and support FMI’s overall diversity and inclusion goals. 

GOALS: Advocate and address issues that directly affect communities of color​.
Provide effective learning opportunities to promote cultural awareness.
Reinforce FMI’s commitment to celebration of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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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 (INDUS and VETERANS) 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.