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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at Boston Scientific means fostering an environment where all employees can work together to advance science for life. We want people of all cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, backgrounds, experiences, orientations and beliefs to feel they belong so they can be engaged and empowered to share new ideas and diverse perspectives. This is essential to our values-driven culture, our focus on innovation, equality, and enabling our people to develop and advance their careers. When people can bring their authentic selves to work, it leads to our greatest breakthroughs for patients around the world.

Our commitment to DE&I also extends to our external activities. We’re advocating for health equity, engaging employees in the communities we serve and making meaningful contributions to create a more inclusive society.






Message from our Chairman & CEO

“It’s important employees think about diversity, equity and inclusion as much as innovation or growing the company. A culture that values diverse perspectives drives us all to be better and think differently—and that’s how we can solve health care’s toughest problems.”

Mike Mahoney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



Taking action to drive meaningful change

Now more than ever, it takes time, trust and accountability to make progress. Wendy Carruthers, executive vice president of Human Resources, shares more about what we’re doing to drive meaningful change in our workplace, communities and beyond.

Read Wendy’s article 



An ongoing journey

Camille Chang Gilmore, vice president of Human Resources and global chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, knows that enabling an equitable and inclusive culture is an ongoing journey and a catalyst for change. As she says, “It’s about progress over time, not overnight.”

Learn more from Camille 





We’re playing our part to combat racism

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The only acceptable trajectory is up

We set goals to improve our workplace gender and multicultural diversity—with a special focus on our supervisor and manager level employees, where impact can flow both upstream and downstream.



Making meaningful progress toward our goals

We’re working hard to achieve our 3Up by 2023 goals.
See the progress we’ve made as of December 31, 2021.
We were proud to be recognized in 2021 as a Leading Index Company on the Seramount Inclusion Index, among other recognitions.
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We reported 21.6% representation of multicultural talent at the supervisor and manager level at the end of 2021.
We reported 41.1% representation of women at the supervisor and manager level at the end of 2021.
See our current workplace demographics 



How we’ll get there



To create change throughout our organization, we’re focusing our efforts on key areas of the employee experience: attraction, development and retention.



Hiring is an important opportunity to improve diversity at Boston Scientific.

Inclusive hiring practices
We continually assess our hiring materials and practices, including our focus on diverse slates to provide rich pools of candidates with the opportunity to compete for open roles.

Collaborating for change
We are proud to partner with leading organizations and institutions that promote and support the development of talent from underrepresented groups. Learn more

Recruiting with purpose
We identify, participate in and sponsor recruitment events focused on diversity, including those for individuals with disabilities, military talent, LGBTQ+ individuals and more.

Recognizing and raising up the talent already within our workforce helps ensure employees at all levels experience meaningful careers.

Career growth programs
We offer a range of development and advancement opportunities for all employees, including mentorship, sponsorship and leadership development programs for women and multicultural employees.

Embedding inclusive behaviors
Everyone can contribute to the betterment of our workplace and communities. We require all employees to complete unconscious bias training and encourage them to set their own inclusion and engagement goals. Employees can also take our Anti-Racism & Cultural History (ARCH) curriculum to develop skills to recognize and address systemic racism, bias and prejudice.

Developing leaders as inclusion champions
Our leaders play an important role in coaching and creating a safe and equitable workplace for their teams. Leaders must complete diversity, equity and inclusion training to raise awareness about important issues and challenges—including systemic racism and potential bias—to better support our evolving global workforce. And as part of our evaluation process when hiring or promoting senior leaders, we consider how candidates have demonstrated inclusive behaviors.

Supporting and engaging employees is essential to maintaining our diverse and inclusive culture.

Inclusive employee resource groups (ERGs)
Our ERGs foster thriving communities to help our employees connect and succeed. Learn more

Equal pay for equal work
Equal work demands equal pay. See how we evaluate and achieve pay equity. Learn more

Supporting working parents
We’ve been recognized as a “Best Company for Dads” and one of the “100 Best Companies” by Seramount. Learn more

Culture of health & well-being
We offer inclusive policies, benefits and programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Learn more

Employee listening and retention research
We actively seek employee feedback, create opportunities for candid dialogue and look to data and trends to continually improve the retention of our talent.




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Boston Scientific awarded by Forbes, Catalyst, Human Rights Campaign and more for diversity, equity and inclusion progress