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Meet Camille

An interview with our Global Chief Diversity Officer

 
Camille Chang Gilmore Vice President, Human Resources, Interventional Cardiology and Global Chief Diversity Officer

“D&I is a business imperative and success requires the engagement of our entire company.”

Camille Chang Gilmore
Vice President, Human Resources and Global Chief Diversity Officer

What Does Diversity Mean To You?

I am a black, Jamaican-Chinese woman, a wife, a mother of two teenage boys and a daughter of U.S. immigrants. The beliefs, experiences and cultural influences that have made me who I am greatly impact how I approach and think about life and work.  

To me, diversity is about embracing our increasingly intercultural world and providing an inclusive environment where differences are valued and can contribute to a greater good. That is the culture of diversity we are striving to achieve at Boston Scientific.

Why does diversity matter?

Talent is our greatest competitive advantage—to provide more meaningful innovations to more patients around the world, we need the brightest minds.

And the markets are changing. In the medical device industry, consolidation across the healthcare sector means that we are competing for talent with more consumer-facing and technology-focused companies than ever before.  

At the same time, the composition of our company is changing, too. Tightening global labor markets challenge us to think differently about recruitment and retention, and to build a culture that enables our employees to bring their whole selves to work.  

We know that diverse companies are innovators. They are magnets for top talent and can relate better to customers—all of which can create a competitive edge. So for me, diversity and inclusion not only matters: it’s a business imperative.

How do you see our goals supporting the larger Boston Scientific diversity and inclusion strategy?

While we’re making progress, our work is far from over. I see our goals as mile markers in our ongoing journey toward a more inclusive culture. They’ll help us set the direction of where we need to go and why, and guide our focus. But our long-term strategic approach to diversity and inclusion has always been focused on our “4 Cs:” Career, Culture, Community and Commerce. As we continue to work toward, achieve and set new goals, it all goes back to those four areas. An extension of these is our continued emphasis on developing our pipeline of talent and fostering a psychologically safe and inclusive workplace for all.

How else is the company supporting an inclusive workforce and pipeline?

We’re looking at every level across the company with an eye toward removing potential obstacles to create equal opportunities for growth and promotion. That includes efforts such as training our leaders to recognize their own unconscious biases, as well as developing meaningful metrics to hold ourselves accountable.

Where do you see Boston Scientific moving in the future as it relates to diversity and inclusion?

I believe the bar goes even higher. It’s important to remember that working toward greater representation and inclusivity at every level is an ongoing journey; it’s about progress over time, not overnight. It requires that we challenge our approach to every aspect of attracting, developing and retaining talent. We need to continue evolving to ensure we have the right leaders in place to take our innovation to new heights.
 
A diverse and inclusive culture that attracts, develops, and retains the best team to deliver innovative medical solutions
 

More with Camille

 
Progress Over Time; Not Overnight
Progress Over Time; Not Overnight
How Camille’s Personal Journey Shaped Her as CDO
How Camille’s Personal Journey Shaped Her as CDO
Closing the Gap on Health Disparities
Closing the Gap on Health Disparities
 

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