Eli Lilly and Company

 
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world's most urgent medical needs.
 
We value and understand the importance of diversity because of the global nature of our work and the rich diversity found in the patients we serve.
 
Having strong female leadership and an engaged female workforce are essential to our mission:  making medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. Starting at the top, Lilly has four women on its board of directors, which at about 28 percent, is better than many Fortune 500 companies. Lilly also has four women who report directly to the CEO and lead major functions and business units within the company.
 
Overall, Lilly’s senior leadership is 22 percent female and 46 percent of our 38,000 global employees are women. For all management, women comprise 36 percent.
 
Lilly has been recognized frequently for its support of women and other diverse employees, including: Top Companies for Executive Women (NAFE); Diversity Inc. Top 50 companies list; Top 100 Best Places to Work Hall of Fame, Working Mothers magazine; Best Places to Work for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employees, Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index; and Careers & the disabled magazine’s Top 50 Employers.
 
In addition, Lilly has a long history of creating a working environment that empowers employees to balance work and personal life responsibilities. Benefit-related programs include on-site child care, resources and referrals, on-site summer camp, back-up care, adoption assistance, support groups, on-site conveniences, health services, and nursing mother stations.