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Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion at Parexel

At Parexel our guiding diversity and inclusion vision is one where our workforce, clients, and patients feel valued, respected, and supported in giving their best work and where all individuals agree that, “This is a place for people like me.”

We care each and every day

In keeping with our guiding principle of “We Care,” diversity is not just a key priority, but a core strength of Parexel. Learn more:

Regional Committees and Steering Committees

Groups of dedicated employees lead and coordinate a variety of inclusion initiatives to make Parexel more inclusive of LGBTQ+ colleagues and others.

  • Parexel Pride Steering Committee (LGBTQ+ allies)
  • Gender Partnership Steering Committee
  • Talent Acquisition Steering Committee
  • Regional engagement committees in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Romania, UK, and the US
  • Supplier Diversity

Initiatives and Leadership Development
  • Black History Month
  • International Women’s Day
  • Pride Month
  • MARC (Men Advocating Real Change)
  • Wisdom Circle
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Movember (Men’s health awareness)

Get to know our people

Among the many great things about our company is the commitment of our colleagues. When it comes to challenges great and small, we dare to endeavor with heart.

Aida Sabo: Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion (United States) 

Aida discusses how bringing industry best practices in Diversity and Inclusion will allow us to create an environment of inclusivity, so that it becomes an inherent part of Parexel’s DNA.

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Jamie Langley: Regional Director of Parexel Academy (United States) 

Jamie offers her perspective on Parexel's inclusivity to LGBTQ+ colleagues, how she feels about being "out" at work, and the steps Parexel is taking to be ever more inclusive.

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Mariano Fanatico - Proposals Specialist (Argentina) 

Passionate about human rights, Mariano volunteered as an intern with SALC, to support the decriminalization of same-sex sexual conduct between consenting adults in Botswana. 

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Xoli Belgrave - Program Director, Corporate Strategy (United Kingdom) 

Xoli forged growth opportunities for herself within the company, received support from mentors and leaders, and established an invaluable network as part of a Wisdom Circle.

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Simon Fleming - Vice President, Data Management (United States) 

Simon shares about becoming proud of his achievements, feeling able to be no edited version of himself, and being a partner in addressing the needs of our diverse employees.

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Roopa Basrur - Senior Director, Data Management (India) 

Roopa is an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, proudly represents India on the global D&I committee, and has been in Parexel's Women in Leadership Program.

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David Dent - Senior Director, Business Development (United Kingdom) 

David reflects on his experience working at Parexel, and how being different for whatever reason really matters here. 

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As a global organization focused on clinical research and world health, Parexel promotes diversity and stands against discrimination of any kind. We are committed to closing the gap to create a more inclusive world and to provide a safe and equitable work environment for our colleagues where everyone is valued, respected and supported.


Awards and Recognition

Parexel recognized on Human Rights Campaign ‘Corporate Equality Index’ 2020

We are the only CRO recognized for our efforts to create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ colleagues.

Forbes America’s Best Employers For Diversity 2020

We landed in the top 100 out of the 500 companies on the list, #2 company in the the Drug & Biotechnology Industry, and #1 CRO! Parexel has been recognized every year since 2017.

  • Flexjobs Award, 2014-2021
  • India Workplace Equality Index 2020 - Top Employer for LGBT inclusion
  • Top 10 Corporate Latina Executives - Aida Sabo
  • DivHERsity2020 Awards
    • Top5 Most Innovative Practices - DivHERsity Hiring
    • Top20 Companies in DivHERsity (Large Enterprises)
    • Top20 Most Innovative Practices - Women L&D Programs
  • 2020 Women on Boards winning company, 2016-2018
  • Black Enterprise Diversity Award 2018
  • Latina Style Awards 2018
  • Rosoff Innovation Award, 2018
  • Color Magazine Quality Champion Award, 2018
  • Guys Who Get It Award, 2017
  • Best of the Best Award, Professional Women’s Magazine, 2017
  • Courageous Leader Award 2016, 2017
  • Women’s Forum of New York, Corporate Champions 2016, 2017
  • West Women’s Award, 2016
  • Member of the 'Disability Confident' Scheme of the UK Government

  • Signed German 'Diversity Charta'

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We share our commitment to creating an inclusive work environment based on mutual acceptance and respect.



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