Abbott Aims for Gender Diversity and STEM Opportunities by 2030

Abbott targets 45% female representation in global management and 1,00,000 youths in STEM by 2030.

  • Abbott targets 45% female representation in global management and 1,00,000 youths in STEM by 2030.
  • Initiatives focus on diversity, employee growth, and workplace engagement.
  • Inclusivity efforts extend to LGBTQ+ community and individuals with disabilities.

Abbott sets ambitious goals for gender diversity and STEM engagement by 2030 as part of its broader strategy to enhance workplace inclusivity and employee growth. The company aims to achieve at least 45% female representation in its global management team and create opportunities for over 1,00,000 youths to participate in STEM programmes and internships.

Deepshikha Mukerji, Regional HR Director at Abbott India, emphasizes the company’s commitment to fostering a supportive work environment with clear growth paths and comprehensive wellbeing support. Efforts to promote gender diversity include initiatives like Women Leaders of Abbott and the Working Mothers of Abbott forum.

In addressing the global STEM worker shortage, Abbott plans to provide opportunities for youths, including those from underrepresented groups, to engage in STEM programmes. The company focuses on skill development for the future workforce and offers development programmes such as sales training and digital skills enhancement.

Abbott also prioritizes inclusivity by including the LGBTQ+ community and individuals with disabilities in its employee inclusivity plan. Networks like PRIDE and disABILITY foster an inclusive culture, supported by policies like expanded mediclaim coverage for partners and support for gender reassignment surgery. Flexible work arrangements ensure work-life balance, while talent management practices ensure a smooth transition and continued leadership within the company.