At Gladstone, we know it takes a diverse group of empowered individuals to effectively use science to overcome disease.
We pride ourselves on learning from each member of our community to make sure our environment is welcoming to everyone.
We stand together as we progress along our journey to continuously improve and address imbalances that stand in the way of anyone’s opportunity to grow, contribute, and advance.
Diversity Fuels Discovery
Unified by a common purpose, we at Gladstone believe that when we bring together people with diverse approaches and ideas to tackle scientific challenges in creative ways, we create tremendous opportunities for discovering new treatments and cures for disease.
People are the most important part of our organization and should be at the center of everything we do.
We affirm that people are the most important part of our organization and should be at the center of everything we do. We seek to build trust within our community through consistent and transparent communication.
We are driven to increase the diversity of our internal community to include individuals of any race, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, or socioeconomic status. In addition, we value people with different thinking styles, experiences, skills, languages, and culture.
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Our people are our most important asset. We offer a wide array of career opportunities both in our administrative offices and in our labs.
We are committed to promoting a culture where hiring and retaining a diverse group of employees is intrinsic, not merely a temporary initiative. We will continue to build our own pipelines to proactively recruit students who may not otherwise get a chance to work in a lab, and identify new strategies to reach and support underrepresented groups historically excluded from the sciences.
We also want our leadership to reflect the community in which we operate, so we strive to promote and hire the most qualified people who can become role models for trainees and young scientists considering a career in research.
We acknowledge that every individual has bias, which can have a detrimental effect on the diversity of our teams. We endeavor to train everyone in our organization, especially supervisors, to recognize and minimize the impact of their implicit attitudes.
We know that truly transformative biomedical research emerges when individuals from different backgrounds come together. We embrace divergent perspectives and value one another—not despite our differences, but because of them.
Equity Furthers Excellence
We are committed to ensuring that each member of our community is treated with dignity and has equitable opportunity for advancement and growth.
Gladstone is a place where all people can thrive—physically, mentally, socially, and economically. We aim to eliminate discrimination or unequal treatment based on race, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability, or socioeconomic status. We are deliberately conscious of equity when creating organizational policies, benefits, and enhancements to our environment to provide equal access to all. We listen to every individual, regardless of their title or status, and offer them a platform to start and join the conversation.
With more than 500 people on our team, Gladstone community groups provide a way to connect with others across labs and departments and provide opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, support, education, and outreach into the local community.
Supporting Gladstone’s scientific and administrative staff to ensure professionalism, efficiency, and proficiency across the organization.
Creating an inclusive culture in which people of color are empowered to contribute, learn, and lead.
Providing graduate students at Gladstone with a holistic training experience to prepare them for their future careers.
Looking for opportunities to make Gladstone a greener and cleaner environment.
Providing visibility, advocacy, mentorship, and social opportunities for Gladstone’s LGBTQ+ community and allies.
Mentoring Task Force
Working to provide support and the best mentoring environment at Gladstone.
Postdoc Advisory Committee
Enabling a superior training environment that maximizes the professional and scientific development of postdocs at Gladstone.
Research Associate Committee
Building a supportive community of Gladstone’s research professionals.
Ensuring the protection and safety of Gladstone and its employees.
Inspiring the next generation of scientists through education, mentoring, and community outreach activities.
Identifying and addressing the needs that disproportionately affect women to positively impact the Gladstone community.
Inclusion Fosters Impact
We all have at least one thing in common—each of us is different.
We support the visibility of all our employees by cultivating an environment where every person is empowered to be themselves at work. We encourage a culture of belonging and collaboration by appreciating how the individual talents, skills, and perspectives of our community members increase our collective impact.
We hope to become an example within the scientific community by ensuring that we treat all members of our community with courtesy and respect. Gladstone fosters a culture in which we can all listen and learn from each other’s lived experiences. Dedicated to perpetual improvement, we welcome community input on institutional initiatives and include diverse groups in the decision-making process.
We take concrete actions in order to be active allies and stand alongside each member of our community. We do not tolerate prejudice, racism, or harassment, and we enforce serious consequences for anyone who displays these toxic behaviors.
Actions Taken So Far
While we know we have a long way to go, these are a few of the steps we’ve taken in our journey.
Established the Diversity Champion Award to recognize efforts to increase diversity and foster an inclusive environment.
Published Gladstone’s first diversity, equity, and inclusion statements, as a symbol of our commitment.
Formed a new community group, Elevated Voices, aimed at building community and increasing awareness around issues facing traditionally underrepresented groups.
Launched an employee engagement program to identify challenges or concerns that Gladstonians are facing, in order to improve institutional culture and experience.
Launched the series, Critical Conversations, to bring in diverse speakers to challenge and empower the Gladstone community by shifting and reframing their perspectives.
Launched Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM, a national platform to have candid conversations around race and diversity and a commitment to keep the Black Lives Matter movement part of the conversation.
Moving the Needle
Now, more than ever, Gladstone is committed to creating a diverse community and cultivating a culture where every individual is respected and can succeed. This is an ongoing process, and we are prepared for the sustained effort needed to truly make a difference.
These are the next steps for our organization:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy
Develop a comprehensive strategy to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels at Gladstone. We plan to set an example for other research institutions and prove that these efforts strengthen our organization and our science.
Core Values Awards
Launch Gladstone’s Core Values Awards to recognize individuals who embody our values. Our values are more than just talking points and we want to reward individuals who take them to heart.
Annual Diversity Scorecard
Benchmark the diversity of Gladstone’s internal community and publish an annual diversity scorecard. We want to be held accountable to our goals and promote transparency around our efforts.
Establish a presidential scholarship to recruit trainees from underrepresented groups historically excluded from the sciences.