Honoring Our Differences

At MSD, we believe having a diverse workforce — comprised of people from different races, genders, ethnicities, cultures, ages, disabilities, religions, gender identities, and gender expressions — is fundamental to our company’s success.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion creates a competitive advantage for our people and for our customers, and is accomplished in partnership with MSD’s Global Diversity and Inclusion (GD&I) Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE is a specialized team within Human Resources that strives to create a workplace where diversity and inclusion exist as a natural part of our day-to-day operations and decisions.

Celebrating this September

September is MSD’s third annual GD&I Experience month. Throughout the month, we’ll be celebrating different aspects of Diversity and Inclusion and highlighting the employees and leaders who make our company so unique.

We are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment that embraces different perspectives and values the contributions of each individual. Having a globally and locally diverse workforce makes us a more innovative and agile company—and one better attuned to the needs of our customers, health care providers and patients who ultimately use our products.

–Chairman and CEO Ken Frazier

MSD’s Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs)

At MSD, we've taken a pioneering and global approach to our diversity strategy through the creation of Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs). These groups represent the diverse constituencies in our company, our customers and society, in general. The members represent different geographies, cultures and areas of expertise. Together they reflect MSD employees and customers globally. They are:

  • Women
  • Veterans
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African Ancestry
  • Asia Pacific
  • Native American/Indigenous
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
  • Differently-able
  • Interfaith


Interested in learning more about MSD’s efforts in Diversity and Inclusion? Celeste Warren, vice president of Human Resources and MSD’s Chief Diversity Officer, writes on LinkedIn about what MSD is doing to create a well-rounded workforce.


Scientist Jay Schiller, who is active in the MSD capABILITY Network, which promotes diversity and inclusion for MSD’s employees with disabilities, is one of MSD’s Humans for Health.