May 2, 2018

AbbVie Repeats as Top 50 DiversityInc Company

AbbVie secured a place for the fifth year in a row among the ranks of prestigious businesses that make diversity a key component of their management principles.
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Today, DiversityInc named AbbVie to its "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" list. AbbVie secured a place for the fifth year in a row among the ranks of prestigious businesses that make diversity a key component of their management principles.


“Receiving this recognition is an affirmation of all the great work AbbVie has done to date around diversity and inclusion,” says Julie Simak, vice president, diversity and inclusion, AbbVie. “Only in an environment where everyone feels included, can the best ideas come to the surface. Within those are the ideas that lead to world-changing innovations.”

DiversityInc's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" list stands out from other diversity rankings because it is based entirely on empirical or experience-based data. The survey assesses performance based on these key areas of diversity management, including:

  • Talent Pipeline: A company's ability to recruit people of all races, ethnicities, genders and ages
  • Talent Development: A company's ability to assesses, retain, engage and promote people from all demographics fairly
  • Leadership Accountability: A measurement of the company's visible and accountable involvement of top leadership as well as representation at senior levels and on boards of directors
  • Supplier Diversity: An assessment of the effectiveness of supplier development

To participate, an organization must have at least 1,000 employees. DiversityInc evaluates and vets all surveys within an industry to critically assess the four areas.

At AbbVie, having a culture where diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences is valued and utilized plays a critical role in delivering innovative and comprehensive solutions for patients around the world.

To amplify the diversity and inclusion work underway, AbbVie recently created a dedicated vice president role, which Simak filled. Simak will provide additional emphasis on our diversity and inclusion priorities across AbbVie.

“At AbbVie, employees are encouraged to bring who they are to work and embrace all of what makes us unique because there is great value in our differences,” Simak says.

To learn more, see the full list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

Media inquiries:

Liz Lloyd
Email: liz.lloyd@abbvie.com
Call: +1 847-935-5152