Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients we serve. Read how we bring the power of diversity to life in our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) report.

Our Commitments

Our approach to DE&I and our culture has matured during the past several years — and we continuously evolve to meet the expectations of our employees, patients and the communities we serve. We are working to advance our overall DE&I strategy and we check our progress by looking at the data.


Women in Director level and above


Manager level and above who identify as a racial or ethnic minority1,2


Gender pay gap for Executives3

Read how we’re progressing against our goals and other highlights in our DE&I report and Corporate Responsibility Report.

How DE&I Comes to Life at Biogen

While our commitment to DE&I starts at the top, it is carried through at every level of our organization. Nowhere is this more evident than through our Employee Resource Groups — groups for those who share characteristics, life experiences and interests, along with their allies. These groups offer opportunities to support and advance business objectives, exchange knowledge, find mentors, volunteer and receive support — all of which are invaluable for career development.


For those with disabilities, caretakers of individuals with a disability, and their allies

Veterans Network

Focuses on engaging and empowering veterans


For early-career professionals and their advocates


Our multicultural network that aims to foster awareness

Parent Networking Group

For parents and caregivers


Focuses on environmental sustainability and its links to human health


For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) employees, along with their straight allies

Women’s Innovation Network

Ensuring women are fully included, engaged and valued at all levels of our company

Our Commitments and Sign-Ons

  • Supported “Yes on 3” vote, which aimed to uphold protections for transgender people in Massachusetts in spaces of public accommodation.
  • Signed open letters denouncing the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and an immigration ban of Muslim countries.
  • Responding after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor: A Message to Biogen Employees Around the World.
  • Healthcare Access: Firmly supporting equitable access to healthcare including reproductive health and personal choices.
  • Signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance DE&I within the workplace.
  • Signatory of the Pledge for a More Equitable and Inclusive Life Sciences Industry.
  • Supporter of the Workforce Development, Diversity, and Inclusion principles (WDDI) adopted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

Key Awards and Recognition

  • #33 on Just Capital’s JUST 100
  • 100% on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index’s Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality (10th year in a row)
  • 100% on Disability:IN’s Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion (6th year in a row)
  • Named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024
  • Ranked 33rd in the top 100 companies on Equileap’s 2024 Global Gender Equality Ranking
  • Named to the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
  • #3 on the InHerSight list of Best Biotechnology Companies to Work For

Workforce and Data

Biogen welcomes all job applicants and we strive to provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on an individual’s sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by local government agencies or law.

We choose to make our EEO-1 reports available publicly. Although we publish our EEO-1 reports, our job levels and titles differ from the categories provided in the EEO-1. As such, we do not rely solely on the report to measure our progress.


Supplier Diversity

Economic inclusion and supplier diversity is an important part of Biogen’s DE&I strategy. We aim to create economic opportunities for underrepresented communities by procuring materials and services from small-; minority-; women-; veteran-; veteran disabled-; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+); and/or disability-owned business enterprises. 

Small and/or diverse businesses interested in working with Biogen are encouraged to register via our Small and Diverse Supplier Registration Form which allows easy identification for future opportunities. Please note that registering allows us to better understand your company’s capabilities but is not a guarantee of doing business with Biogen. If selected, Biogen requires suppliers submit a self-certification form and complete our vendor risk management process. 

Please fill out the form for consideration in future opportunities: Small and Diverse Supplier Registration Form

  1. Biogen currently only asks U.S. employees to voluntarily self-identify demographic information such as race and ethnicity.
  2. Racial and ethnic minorities include Asian American, Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Indigenous, Native American, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and two or more races.
  3. The gender pay assessment includes data covering all permanent global employees adjusted for the number of females and males at each level within the organization for base compensation only. The ratio is calculated by averaging the mean base pay for females in the stated role in comparison to the mean base pay of males in a similar role.

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