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14 June 2024

Supporting our LGBTQ+ Colleagues and Communities

Kyle Holen, MD, SVP and Head of Development, Oncology and Therapeutics, Moderna
Pride March

Pride Month serves as an important moment to celebrate the vibrant LGBTQ+ community and the progress made toward a more equitable world. While significant progress has been achieved, the pursuit of equity requires ongoing commitment and action. At Moderna, our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community extends well beyond the month of June.

My experience working at Moderna has been filled with colleagues who are excited to hear me share stories of my unique family. I have never felt a need to hide my LGBTQ+ identity at any level or from any part of our organization. This is something I’m particularly proud of and hope that through continued efforts, everyone can feel as free to bring their authentic selves to work.

Here are just a few of the ways we stand by our commitment to belonging, foster a sense of inclusion and celebrate diversity:

Inclusive Benefits

We are grateful to our colleagues for their dedication and relentless pursuit of our mission and have developed programs supporting their well-being. We recognize that not everyone has equitable access to quality care, and we’ve partnered with an organization which provides curated support and specialized navigational programs to support LGBTQ+ employees. We understand that building a family can take many shapes and sizes, which is why we offer access to world-class fertility coverage, adoption and surrogacy benefits, 18 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents, and personal care navigation programs to help prepare for parenthood.

A Culture of Belonging

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion starts with belonging, which we see as essential for our people to thrive at Moderna. For example, we are continuing to invest in our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which are employee-led groups that provide support, help with personal or career development, and create a network where all employees can show up as their authentic selves to do their best work at Moderna. The Moderna RaiNbow Alliance ERG serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual, intersex, nonbinary, and two-spirit employees and allies.

How We Operate

Our recent collaboration with the Ali Forney Center for the Transgender Day of Remembrance event celebrated transgender lives and achievements amidst rising anti-trans sentiment and violence. Additionally, we were recognized as a 2023 “Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for taking concrete steps to establish and implement comprehensive policies, benefits and practices that ensure greater equity for LGBTQ+ workers and their families.

Moderna is committed to delivering the greatest possible impact to people through mRNA medicines, and to fostering a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity where our colleagues can do their best work. Explore our careers page to find your next opportunity and learn more about life at Moderna.