Sara Nochur

Sara Nochur

Chief DE&I Officer

Our DE&I ethos is based on the recognition that DE&I is something we all need to own, it is a company-wide effort that needs to be in all our RNA! We are committed to increasing diversity, ensuring equity and fostering inclusion in a manner that enables all our employees to feel that they belong at Alnylam and can bring their best selves to work. It is all about bringing our humanity to the forefront at all times and in all our interactions with one another.

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Marco Fossatelli

Senior Director, Country Manager, Netherlands

We have fostered a very special culture at Alnylam, where employees globally are empowered to bring their unique differences to work. Our DE&I principles are strongly embedded across the organization and form a core part of the development plan for every individual. This is what sets us apart, makes our business stronger and ensures everyone can reach their highest potential to deliver excellence on behalf of the patients who depend on us.

Yolanda McLean

Yolanda McLean

Senior Director, Quality Control

Alnylam inspires diversity, creativity, opportunity, and authenticity. What I really love about my job is the ability to influence career access and development for folks with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds. I have had the privilege of great managers encouraging me to think about what roles fulfill me and in turn, it has become a measure of my own success to provide that encouragement and support to others.

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Crystal R. Davis

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Associate

I have the privilege of working with people who aren’t just my colleagues but who I consider my family. DE&I is embedded into the fabric of our Company; we aren’t only committed to our patients but to the 2000+ colleagues who show up to work each day. Our global DE&I initiatives make a difference and help create “brave spaces” for colleagues to share ideas, network, and attend important speaker events and trainings.

Lori Preston

Lori Preston

Case Manager, US Patient services

Since I’ve started, I have seen and continue to see the amazing work the company does on a daily basis as it relates to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We don’t just talk about it; we believe it and make it a priority. I have never worked for a company that was so devoted to listening to employees’ needs and continues to try to find ways to help them feel safe and comfortable in their work environment.

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Recognition For Our DE&I Efforts

Our culture is a key differentiator in the success of our business. We cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where employees feel that they belong and can bring their authentic selves to work. We foster innovation and excellence in all we do, a commitment that has earned many accolades over the years.

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Cultivating Alnylam’s Culture of Inclusion

Our 5-pronged strategic approach to DEI focuses mostly on our employees, aligned with Alnylam’s Core Values, and is in line with our corporate mission to help patients.

The key elements of our employee focus include: building and fostering a global diverse and inclusive workforce; providing appropriate and relevant education and mentoring to ensure equitable opportunities for career and leadership development; developing policies and advancing a work environment that ensures equality and an open culture; and encouraging the formation of Employee Resource Networks based on shared experiences to build community and cultivating the sense of belonging within Alnylam.  

In addition, we have DE&I initiatives to increase diversity in our clinical trials and activities and collaborations to give back to the communities we live in.

Employee Education and Development

Train and educate employees.

Build a conscious and empathetic global workforce that is informed on diversity and embraces all differences.

Patient and Community Engagement

Increase diversity in clinical trials
at Alnylam with internal and external shareholders by removing barriers and increasing awareness in under-respresented communities.

Remain at the forefront of DEI practices for patients and advocacy.

Talent Acquisition and Management

Increase hiring of under-represented diverse talent in the company to reflect the world we live in. Ensure equity in employee development opportunities.

Foster an inclusive and equitable culture that enables retention and fosters a sense of belonging.

Employee Engagement

Increasing Employee Engagement Through Fostering Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) based on employee interest and need.

Build a thriving global employee community inclusive of allies through events, education and advocacy.

Workplace Environment and Policy

Set global policies and practices that foster a diverse and inclusive workplace including rewards, benefits and appropriate and inclusive training for all employees.

Cultivate diversity in suppliers and vendors.

Employee Education and Development

Train and educate employees.

Build a conscious and empathetic global workforce that is informed on diversity and embraces all differences.

Patient and Community Engagement

Increase diversity in clinical trials
at Alnylam with internal and external shareholders by removing barriers and increasing awareness in under-respresented communities.

Remain at the forefront of DEI practices for patients and advocacy.

Talent Acquisition and Management

Increase hiring of under-represented diverse talent in the company to reflect the world we live in. Ensure equity in employee development opportunities.

Foster an inclusive and equitable culture that enables retention and fosters a sense of belonging.

Employee Engagement

Increasing Employee Engagement Through Fostering Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) based on employee interest and need.

Build a thriving global employee community inclusive of allies through events, education and advocacy.

Workplace Environment and Policy

Set global policies and practices that foster a diverse and inclusive workplace including rewards, benefits and appropriate and inclusive training for all employees.

Cultivate diversity in suppliers and vendors.

Employee Resource Networks (ERN) at Alnylam

Our SAGA provides a platform for our LGBTQIA+ employees to build community and host educational and celebratory events  to ensure equality and to provide advocacy.

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Women@Alnylam aims to foster a culture where women are inspired and empowered to advance their careers and develop to their desired potential.

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SHADES fosters connection, professional development, mentoring, and leadership opportunities while focusing on the recruitment, retention, development, advancement, and self-care of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Multicultural, People of Color, and allies.

SHADES is made up of three sub-committees, Global Black Initiative (GBI), Armonía, and InspirASIAN.

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PTA is focused on establishing a community to promote a family-inclusive culture and organization, serving as a resource for parents and caregivers to share learnings and insights, and providing support to employees as they balance work and life.

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Partnering Together

Alnylam is proud to support organizations who promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the communities where we live and work. Explore some of these organizations below.

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