We want to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where every one of us can be our best and true selves, so that together we can discover more, reach underserved communities and reimagine medicine. Learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion, embedded in our Code of Ethics.

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Our Pride Employee Resource Group leads in Basel with Shreeram Aradhye, President Development, Chief Medical Officer and Novartis Executive Committee Sponsor for LGBTQI+ Equity.

Pride 2024 | We belong here

This Pride Month, we’re shining a light on the impact of our Pride Employee Resource Groups and the power of community to drive positive change.

Novartis renews EPIC Pledge at the 2023 United Nations General Assembly

Novartis renews EPIC Pledge at the 2023 United Nations General Assembly

We’ve renewed our pledge with the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) to maintain gender balance in management and continue to enhance pay equity and transparency for all our associates worldwide.

Scientists working in a laboratory

Novartis included again in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

We are fully committed to gender equity and inclusion at Novartis. That’s why we are proud to announce our continued inclusion in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

Associates celebrating Pride at Novartis

Novartis recognized as Stonewall Top Global Employer 2022 with Silver Award

Our People & Perspectives

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is endorsed at the highest level in the company by the CEO and the Executive Committee of Novartis. Our Global DEI and Culture leadership team, led by our Chief Diversity & Culture Officer, is responsible for driving our DEI strategic priorities, working with business leaders across the company.

Hannah Perry, Chief Diversity Officer

The work we do in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is about creating an environment where everyone feels they belong, where rocking our difference is valued, celebrated and encouraged. It’s about consciously shaping our systems, structures and behaviors so everyone at Novartis has what they need to thrive and advancing inclusive research and development to ensure innovation and access for all our patient communities.This work takes curiosity, courage and commitment. It’s the catalyst to breakthrough science that reimagines medicine for people around the world.


Hannah Perry, Chief Diversity & Culture Officer

Laurent Fred

Changing the way we think about disability

We are working closely with our associates with disabilities, our Employee Resource Groups and external partners, like the Valuable 500, to ensure we take a considered approach to realize our global commitment to disability equity.

Dr. Angela Anderson, Head of US D&I Strategy and Operations, and Vas Narasimham, CEO Novartis meeting leaders from Morehouse School of Medicine.

Staying true to our commitment to racial equity

We will continue to address disparities in care for patients and caregivers. In particular, Novartis and the Novartis U.S. Foundation set up the Beacon of Hope initiative in July 2021 in collaboration with 26 historically Black colleges, universities and medical schools. The aim is to address health disparities through holistic community-based collective action.

Our new parental leave policy helps Michael to share precious moments with his family

Parental Leave

14 weeks minimum paid parental leave, countless precious moments.  Find out more about our Global Equal Parental Leave Policy for all Novartis parents.