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Together, we create an inclusive and supportive environment in which differences are embraced. Our commitment to every employee is simple: provide a place where you are appreciated, respected and safe to be your authentic self. This is where you are empowered to do your best work.

Keep reading to learn more about our approach to inclusion and diversity, including our programs, groups and resources that help build cultural awareness and competence.

Business Resource Groups


At Baxter, we value relationships. We take the time to get to know each other, and thrive in an international environment. Our teams are strong and empowered because we value differences.

Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are an important component of creating an inclusive culture. These employee-run affinity groups provide a space to strengthen relationships, network, and drive multicultural education. Our BRGs support the recruitment, engagement and development of our employees across Baxter.

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    Meet Karthik, member of the Asian Leadership Network (ALN).

    “Our BRGs are a key part of cultivating an inclusive and diverse culture at Baxter. The purpose of ALN is to promote a sense of community and empowerment for employees of Asian descent to excel at Baxter, which we accomplish through cultural, awareness-raising, and community outreach activities.”

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    Meet Niyi, member of the Baxter Black Alliance (BBA).

    “The BBA provides a space where you can connect with individuals from different business units throughout Baxter, while feeling safe to discuss issues that are affecting the Black community. It’s truly a blessing to work for a company that not only encourages employees to engage with Resource Groups, but stands with them in solidarity to fight for the rights every human being should be afforded.”

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    Meet Debbie, member of Baxter EnAbles.

    “Being a part of Baxter EnAbles means I am helping to provide a voice to those who need an advocate. My son Zachary was born with several very severe and life-threatening medical conditions along with autism and significant developmental delays. Zachary has shown me a world that I never knew existed and as a result I want to be able to share this gift and support others with disabilities.”

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    Meet Valerie, member of the Baxter Equality Network (BEN).

    “You want to know that you can be happy, and be yourself, where you work. A lot of people come to our events to find support, get involved in the community and to seek advice. Bringing together LGBTQ employees and our allies is awesome, and it’s amazing to know Baxter stands behind us.”

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    Meet Alexa, member of Baxter Women Leaders (BWL).

    “Our vision is to Inspire, Connect & Advance Women within Baxter. With support from all genders, BWL provides a fantastic forum to learn from all genders around the globe, provides a strong community, and connects our membership to a broader Baxter network at all levels of the organization. I’m thankful to work for an organization that actively supports and encourages diversity in all its forms.”

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    Meet Mike, a U.S. Army veteran and member of the BaxVets BRG.

    “BaxVets exists to support veterans, service members, military families and civilian partners in advancing Baxter as a best place to work. I’m passionate about bringing more veterans into the Baxter family and helping them make the transition from military life to civilian life; and I got involved with BaxVets to increase awareness around veterans’ issues.”

  • Early career professionals


    Meet Sara, member of the Inclusion & Diversity Council and the Early Career Professionals group in EMEA.

    “I believe, we need to explore the real meaning of the ‘feeling of belonging’ in an organization. Within the Early Career Professionals group, we discuss how we can bring that feeling alive, along with equality, career development and work-life balance on our workplace. We have a passionate group, focused on ensuring we have all the right tools to attract and retain talent, for a long-lasting and fulfilling career at Baxter.”

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    Meet Raul, member of [email protected]

    “At our [email protected] BRG, you have opportunities to meet and network with individuals beyond your day-to-day job. We have gotten pretty good at taking the pulse of our community and we focus on top of mind topics like Personal Development and Career Advancement. Last but not least, while doing all of this, we always keep it fun!”


Meet Nosa, who works as a Territory Business Manager, Advanced Surgery at Baxter.

Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives at Baxter

Global Inclusion Council
ACT — Activating Change Today
Gender IQ
Build Cultural Competence
Global Inclusion Council

The GIC's mission is to focus globally on the advancement of women and underrepresented minority groups and to drive inclusive leadership capabilities and culture. It is responsible for advocating and driving our global inclusion and diversity priorities, as well as developing and implementing local inclusion plans.

ACT — From words to Action

Working in close collaboration with our Baxter Black Alliance Business Resource Group, we launched ACT: Activating Change Today, a multidimensional and multiyear initiative to advance inclusion and racial justice within the workplace and within the communities and markets we serve.

Gender IQ

We offer a development program for our global leadership team to provide education on gender biases and blind spots, foster more productive working relationships, positively leverage gender differences and advance women within our company.


We have a formal sponsorship program in which senior leaders advocate to advance high performing women and underrepresented minorities (United States) in their careers.


Our program supports women who have been newly hired or promoted into roles at the director level and above through mentoring relationships with other women in leadership.

Build Cultural Competence

We provide employees with training, tools and resources to build cultural awareness and competence, and engage more authentically with each other. We work to embed awareness of unconscious bias throughout our company and require all employees to take a self-guided e-learning module about unconscious bias.


We provide resources to help U.S. employees prepare for and manage parenthood and caregiving as working professionals.

"Baxter’s mission is simple and honorable: to save and sustain lives. Continuing to advance our inclusion and diversity efforts will help ensure we’re able to achieve this worthy goal. I can’t help but imagine what could be accomplished for patients if we all came together to do even more.”

Sumant Ramachandra

President, Pharmaceuticals and Chief Science and Technology Officer and Chair, Baxter Global Inclusion Council

"I live with an 'invisible' disability—a bleeding disorder that has caused difficult deliveries and other stays in the hospital. Working for a diverse and inclusive company like Baxter means anyone with a disability—whether it's visible or invisible—has equal opportunities for employment, career advancement and full accessibility.”

Jackie Kunzler

Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer and Executive Sponsor of Baxter Equality Network

"Baxter is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that attracts, engages and retains a diverse workforce to drive healthcare innovation that betters the lives of the patients we serve. Integrating different backgrounds and perspectives within all facets of our organization is what allows us to continue delivering on our mission to save and sustain lives.”

Joe Almeida

Chairman and CEO

"We’ve made our focus on global inclusion a long-term priority since an inclusive workplace is critical to our success and to employee satisfaction. In fact, we have several activities underway to help Baxter recruit, hire and retain talent from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. And we are committed to a culture where all employees can collaborate and work together effectively.”

Jeanne Mason

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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