India, March 13, 2023 — Parexel, one of the world’s largest clinical research organizations (CROs) providing the full range of Phase I to IV clinical development services, today announced that the company received four awards at the 2023 DivHERsity Awards for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s recognition is particularly special as the company has been awarded in a new category, Top 3 Companies by Industry Pharma/Biotech/Clinical Research.
“We are thrilled to receive four DivHERsity Awards and be recognized for our commitment to gender diversity and inclusion,” said Sanjay Vyas, Executive Vice President, India Country Head & Managing Director, SBU-Head Clinical Trial Supplies & Logistics “At Parexel International India Pvt Ltd, we believe that diverse perspectives foster innovation, creativity and enhance our ability to deliver excellence to our clients. These awards are a testament to our efforts to create a culture of inclusivity and equality in the workplace.”
The annual DivHERsity Awards, organised by JobsforHer, is a prestigious event that recognizes companies and organizations in India for their efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace. Parexel India has been consistently recognized by the event since its inception and this year, it received the following awards:
- Top 3 Companies By Industry – Pharma/Biotech/Clinical Research
- Top 20 Companies in DivHERsity (Large Enterprises)
- Top 20 Most Innovative Practices — DivHERsity Policies
- Top 20 Most Innovative Practices — Women L&D Programs
This recognition is a testament to Parexel India’s commitment to DEI in the workplace. The company’s efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, as well as innovative programs that support women’s professional development, have been acknowledged and appreciated by the organizers of the DivHERsity Awards.
“As a company, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business. We believe that a diverse workforce is essential to driving innovation and delivering the best possible outcomes for our customers,” said Mona Puri, Executive Director of Human Resources, India & APAC at Parexel. “We are proud to be recognized by the DivHERsity Awards for our efforts to create a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and empowering for all employees.”
Parexel’s India DE&I strategy aims to foster a culture where the diverse experiences and perspectives of all employees are valued regardless of their location, position or hierarchy. The committee focuses on gender partnership, supporting differently-abled candidates and employees, and promoting inclusivity across geographical, religious, language, sexual orientation, gender identities and other differences. Parexel was selected as a DivHERsity Award receipient for its two initiatives, Wisdom Circle for women’s leadership development and mentoring and Change Makers networks for expanding inclusive leadership strategies and awareness of inequalities and biases.
“Parexel takes a holistic approach to its DEI strategy, recognizing that every aspect of a person impacts their sense of equity, inclusion and belonging. We extend that beyond our employees, to include our customers, patients, and partners so that all feel valued, respected, and supported,” said Jahanara R, Vice President, FSP Biometrics and DEI Lead, India. “At each opportunity, we discuss the impact of diversity and emphasize that each individual has their own unique journey. We are proud that we continue to be recognized by the DivHERsity awards for our work on gender diversity excellence.”