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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fuel Us

At Boston Scientific, diversity is about embracing our increasingly intercultural world and fostering an environment of inclusion, equity and opportunity for all, and it guides our innovative work to advance science and improve patient health. That’s why we set ambitious, measurable goals for improving diversity and inclusion at Boston Scientific – with a special focus on our supervisor and manager level employees, where impact can flow both upstream and downstream in our workforce.






Message from our Chairman & CEO

“It’s important employees think about diversity, equity and inclusion as much as innovation or growing the company. A culture that values diverse perspectives drives us all to be better and think differently—and that’s how we can solve healthcare’s toughest problems.”

Michael F. Mahoney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



Taking action: Our commitment to drive change

Now more than ever, it takes time, trust and accountability to make progress. Wendy Carruthers, senior vice president of Human Resources, shares more about what we’re doing to drive meaningful change in our workplace, our communities and beyond.

Read Wendy’s article



An ongoing journey

Camille Chang Gilmore, global chief diversity officer, knows that enabling a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is an ongoing journey. As she says, “It’s about progress over time, not overnight.”

Learn more from Camille






The Only Acceptable Trajectory Is Up

We’re working to increase our gender and multicultural diversity with some ambitious goals.

Here’s what we plan to achieve by December 31, 2022.




Making Meaningful Progress Toward Our Goals

The work we’re doing is hard. That’s why we set our sights ambitiously high. We may not always hit our goals exactly – but each step takes us forward. And we are committed to transparency along the way. In 2018, we announced our 10/20/40 goals to reach by 2020. These goals sparked meaningful progress and helped us identify further areas of opportunity.

Results as of December 31, 2019:

We were proud to be recognized as a Top 10% Inclusion Index Company by Diversity Best Practices.
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We reported 20.8% representation of multicultural talent at the supervisor and manager levels, meeting our goal.*
We reported 38.1% representation of women at supervisor and manager levels.*
*results include 2019 acquired companies
See our current workplace demographics 




How We’ll Get There



To create a ripple effect of change throughout our organization, we’re focusing on key areas of the supervisor and manager level employee experience: attraction, development and retention. Here are strategic levers we’re using to impact each area.



Hiring is our largest opportunity to change the face of Boston Scientific’s future.

Inclusive Hiring Practices
We work to ensure a rich pool of diverse candidates for open roles and continually audit our materials and practices.

Collaborating for Change
We are proud to partner with leading organizations and institutions that promote and support the development of talent from underrepresented groups. Learn more

Recruiting with Purpose
We identify, participate in and sponsor recruitment events focused on diversity, including those for individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+, veterans and more.

Recognizing and raising up the diverse talent already within our workforce helps ensure diverse employees, at all levels, experience meaningful career journeys.

Career Growth Programs
We offer a variety of mentoring, sponsorship and leadership development opportunities for women and multicultural employees to develop both personally and professionally.

Developing Leaders as Inclusion Champions
Our leaders play an important role in coaching their teams and creating an inclusive culture for all. Part of their commitment includes completing unconscious bias training to raise awareness about diversity and inclusion issues, and challenges, to better support our evolving global workforce.

Who leaves matters just as much as who enters. By supporting, engaging and retaining diverse talent, we can stem attrition to maintain our culture of diversity.

Inclusive Employee Resource Groups
Our ERGs foster thriving communities to help our diverse employees to connect and succeed. Learn more

Equal Pay for Equal Work
Equal work demands equal pay – see how we evaluate and achieve pay equity. Learn more

Empowering Working Parents
We’ve been recognized as a Working Mother “100 Best Companies” and “Best Company for Dads.” Learn more

Culture of Health & Well-Being
We offer inclusive policies, benefits and programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Learn more

Retention Research
We actively seek employee feedback, create dialogue and look to data and trends to continually improve the retention of women and multicultural talent.




The People of Boston Scientific

Trust demands transparency. We believe sharing our workforce demographic data is an important step in holding ourselves accountable to change. Here are highlights of our progress. Data as of December 31, 2019.

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