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Celebrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Parexel

At Parexel, our guiding diversity, equity, and inclusion vision is one where our workforce, clients, and patients feel valued, respected, and supported—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, South Africa, UK, and the US
  • Supplier Diversity

  • Black History Month
  • International Women’s Day
  • Pride Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Movember (Men’s health awareness)

Leadership Development

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, Equity & Inclusion (United States) 

Aida discusses how bringing industry best practices in Diversity, Equity, 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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Meet Carlos Lebret: Associate Manager, Clinical Operations (United Kingdom)

Carlos openly talks about being gay and how and how he feels the company supports him and the LGBTQ+ community within Parexel.

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Meet Deborah Smith: Senior Manager, Human Resources (United States)

Deborah shares her personal views, as she reflects and acknowledges the importance of Black History month to her, her family, and the American people.

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Mizra Wajahad Ali: Manager, Finance AR Billing (India) 

Mirza shares what is involved working in the finance business unit.  As a differently-abled person, he talks about his experience and achievements while working at Parexel. 

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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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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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Meet Jeff Barth: Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (United States) 

Jeff Barth talks to Zoe Schulz from myGwork about the joys of parenthood and what still needs to be done to normalize LGBTQ+ families. 

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Meet Michel Keemer: Senior Project Analyst (Germany) 

Michel Keemers talks to Zoe Schulz from myGwork about parenthood and why organizations must support their employees no matter their identity. 

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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 his personal story of facing the challenges of 'coming out.' Simon acknowledges how supportive colleagues and an inclusive working environment can make a difference.

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Jahanara Rahuldev: Senior Director, Project Leadership (India) 

Jahanara is an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, proudly represents India on the global DEI committee, and has been in Parexel's Women in Leadership Program.

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Parexel stands for all

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’ 2021

Parexel ranks in the top 20 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ Workforce Equality. We have been recognized in 2020, as the only CRO on the list.

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.

  • Member of the 'Disability Confident' Scheme of the UK Government

  • Signed German 'Diversity Charta'

Social Media

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



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