We believe that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to achieving our scientific mission.
Our differences strengthen our science because they prompt us to see and interpret information in new ways and approach problems from multiple angles. We work hard to ensure a wide range of voices, experiences, and backgrounds are a meaningful part of conversations, collaborations, and institutional decisions. The ways we are living out this commitment include:
- Working to achieve our vision of a scientific community where every talented, driven individual can contribute fully to our mission. Singularly devoted to realizing this vision, our Office of Diversity and Inclusion continually evaluates policies and practices to ensure they support a culture of inclusion and leads strategic planning for new areas of opportunity.
- Empowering Broadies to be agents of change. The Broad community has a number of identity-based affinity groups, with robust membership and enthusiastic institutional support. These Broadie-led groups provide forums to discuss challenging issues, career development support, and opportunities to join forces with like-minded Broadies for positive change in our community and beyond.
- Easing the challenges of balancing caregiving responsibilities with a career in the life sciences. Broad’s benefits for caregivers include generous parental leave and an innovative child care financial assistance program. We are proud that Broad was named a Working Mother 100 Best Company in 2017 and 2018.
- Developing a diverse new generation of scientists. Our high school, undergraduate, and post-baccalaureate research programs aim to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue, and succeed in, careers in the life sciences. We also support a number of volunteer opportunities that connect students in the Cambridge Public Schools with Broad scientists, with the goals of supporting excellence in STEM education and inspiring students to pursue STEM careers.
- Engaging our community to understand how well we are living up to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We regularly gather and analyze institutional data as a basis for reporting our findings to the Broad community. Learn about our first report, "Assessing our Workplace: Part 1 - Gender" here.
In parallel to these efforts, we are working to ensure that all people can benefit from our research. Several Broad collaborations aim to alleviate racial disparities in research and mitigate gaps in health care in areas including metastatic breast cancer, psychiatric disease, and infectious disease.
We welcome all applicants for employment and commit to providing all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, military service, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.