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Diversity & Inclusion

We firmly believe that embracing diversity and inclusion (D&I) drives innovation, improves scientific and clinical outcomes and contributes to equitable healthcare access for all.

Here at Genentech, that means fostering belonging within our own walls, advancing inclusive research and health equity in our industry at-large and transforming society through partnerships across healthcare, education and within all communities.

At Genentech, we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Our mission is to deliver scientific innovations that drive better outcomes for our people, patients, business, and communities by advancing and boldly championing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Quita Highsmith, Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer, Genentech

Fostering Belonging

Employee walking alongside our float in the San Francisco Pride Parade.
We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.
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Advancing Inclusive Research &
Health Equity


There’s an urgent need to advance health equity - from diverse patient representation in clinical research to access to care for all patients. We must work to understand the drivers behind the disparities that exist today and collaborate across the healthcare ecosystem to tackle them. We’re focused on advancing the inclusion of underrepresented groups in research, development, and care delivery to enrich scientific insights, achieve health equity and ensure access for all.

Transforming Society

Employees celebrating International Women's Day by striking the #EachForEqual pose.
Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is challenging, complex and requires broad societal transformation. The kind of progress we want to see requires commitment and collaboration both within and beyond our walls. That’s why we’re cultivating partnerships across healthcare and education and within our local communities.
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We know that making medicines is just one way we can make a difference. And we’re passionate about applying our skills, time and resources to positively impact the patients we serve, the scientific community and the places where we live and work.
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The African Americans in Biotechnology group, one of our 13 Diversity Network Associations (aka DNA groups), gathered together on campus.

Our Work In Action

Fostering belonging for our people, advancing inclusive research and health equity for all patients, and investing in transformative partnerships that strengthen D&I across healthcare, education and within all communities.