At Clarivate, we believe that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and life experiences are central to shaping our shared future. This past year, Clarivate women scientists contributed to COVID-19 vaccine research, working with our customers to save lives around the world. Watch their story.
As we reflect on the progress towards diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in 2021, the performance feels mixed. We saw the first female vice president come to power in the United States but countless reports show the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on historically marginalized groups, including women, Black and Indigenous people of color. Women’s representation in corporations has increased since 2016 but they remain substantially under-represented in leadership, particularly women of color.
At Clarivate, we understand that diverse perspectives drive our shared success, and we are committed to valuing every voice. We have embraced a more flexible, Connected Workplace model that puts people first, advancing teamwork, innovation and long-term success. We’re committed to delivering specific, meaningful actions to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including: SDG 3 – Good Health and Well Being, SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities and SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth. These efforts include launching a diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) steering committee, and reporting on our progress towards the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Our colleague resource groups (CRGs), including Women @ Clarivate, foster colleague communities and extend our collective voices around important issues impacting our society.
“It’s important to have diversity in science because people coming from different backgrounds, with different genders, can bring different ideas into science and it will make science more inclusive.”
Women researchers guiding the way
Studies show that a diverse workforce contributes to corporate success and that subject diversity and international collaboration bolster a richer academic landscape, contributing meaningfully to global progress towards life-saving, world changing solutions.
Here, these findings are not abstract. More than 50% of our Science organization are women, including many of our senior leaders. This past year, women scientists at Clarivate contributed to COVID-19 vaccine research and development, helping to save lives around the world.
Using Clarivate information and insights, they built the Clarivate COVID-19 dashboard, developed a Coronavirus Disease Profile and provided epidemiological analysis and disease forecasting through our expert consulting practice.
In a new video, we celebrate a few of their stories, including:
- Shyama Ghosh, a Belgium-based senior science editor at Clarivate passionate about Life Sciences and raising awareness of rare diseases
- Ann Graul, a senior content editor for Clarivate Disease Briefings in Barcelona, responsible for keeping the Coronavirus Disease Briefing rigorously up to date
- Alex Li, a Clarivate epidemiologist and former surgeon based in the United States, who provides epidemiological analysis and disease forecasting through our consulting practice
It is fitting to recognize the contributions of these women and so many others today on World Science Day for Peace and Development, a day to celebrate “the significant role of science in society, the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues [and] the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.”
As we honor the fundamental need for diverse lives, perspectives and experiences in improving our world, we commit to continuing to uplift and empower all of our colleagues and communities.
We believe that human ingenuity can change the world and improve our future. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
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