We are committed to strong relationships with diverse organizations in the places where we work and live.
We work with partner organizations to help spread the word about the rewards of a career in biotech. We’re also always looking for partners who can offer our employees access to professional development opportunities. The goal here is to help organizations attract members who may also be qualified for leadership roles at Genentech.
Our Diversity Network Associations (DNA groups) and Diversity Council champion professional development, strategic healthcare and educational outreach in the community.
DNA groups partner with non-profit organizations to expand our reach with healthcare providers and patient populations. We make sure to align our partnerships with the interests of our employees, our mission and our community.
Our DNA groups serve as a vital connection between employees, leadership, local businesses and community organizations. These groups include:
AAIB was our first DNA group and is active in South San Francisco and Vacaville. The goal of AAIB is to provide support and visibility for professional people of African descent by leveraging the distinct strengths and abilities of its members. AAIB supports the leadership speaker’s series, health and wellness programs, and partners with educational programs in the community.
FACT’s mission is to support health education in the community, elevate Filipino cultural awareness, and enhance Filipino personal and professional development at Genentech. FACT focuses on collaborating with Filipino cancer organizations and advocates to help Genentech understand the Filipino patient population.
The mission of this group is to develop and maintain a strong LGBTQIA+ community at Genentech that fosters inclusion of all people. gPRIDE strives to set the standard in the biotechnology industry for an LGBTQIA+ friendly workplace. We empower community members to advocate for civil and human rights; embrace and support the diversity in everyone.
This veterans group is working on identifying, attracting and developing qualified veterans of the armed services at all levels, in all roles. The group plans to recognize and leverage veterans’ unique strengths and talents in Genentech’s daily operations.
Genentech Women Professionals (GWP) provides a collaborative forum aimed at attracting members, educating and mentoring all on issues unique to women in biotech.
The mission of this group is to provide opportunities for professional and personal growth for employees new to the workforce in order to cultivate the next generation of Genentech’s leaders.
SANG is focused on promoting awareness of the South Asian culture on the South San Francisco campus, providing a forum to enhance career growth and actively participate in Genentech’s diversity initiatives.
The STAGES group promotes an age-friendly work environment at Genentech. It provides opportunities for experienced employees to network, mentor new employees, receive information and resources for changing lifestyles (such as retirement planning) and participate in collaborative diversity events and programs. STAGES is active in South San Francisco.
The VIDA group is committed to sharing Latino culture, and our commitment to life (Vida), promoting professional success and recruiting diverse talent to Genentech. It also aims to educate people in local underserved communities about the science of biotechnology and promote health education and awareness. The group members are active in South San Francisco and Vacaville.
The Diversity and Awareness Team at Hillsboro Technical Operations (HTO) strives to educate and celebrate our diversity, fosters a culture of collaboration, and continues to make HTO a great place to work.
The gSPECTRUM group focuses on employees with disabilities and employees’ dependents with special needs to provide support and help them achieve their full potential. The group works to identify and develop inclusive workplace solutions, leverage talent and partner as needed to ensure a great place to work for all abilities.
The gPARS group promotes respect and support for employees from Persian backgrounds, and helps create a greater sense of openness and belonging in the community.
ESGR is a strategic partner that promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers.
HRC is a strategic partner and national civil rights organization that helps ensure all LGBTQIA+ people can be open, honest and safe at work and in the community.