Diversity, Equity &

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It’s imperative to foster a culture where every employee feels a sense of belonging and is encouraged to share ideas for succeeding in a diverse environment.

This starts with creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture:


of our employees
are women


of our senior
leadership are


of our Board of
Directors are


of our employees
are racially or
ethnically diverse


of new hires
in 2021 were racially or ethnically diverse

We’ve put key initiatives in place to ensure that all Ironwoodians can be part of our culture of belonging.

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W@IRWD (Women at Ironwood) is an employee resource group that strives to build an inclusive space that advances women’s leadership and unlocks their potential. W@IRWD is open to all employees of Ironwood regardless of gender and focuses on a specific development theme each year supported by a variety of learning channels.
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ISHINE is a summer internship program that draws undergraduate candidates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and provides students with education and experience, including sales operations, medical literature research, global patient safety, corporate communications, and human resources. ISHINE interns spend eight weeks working on projects under the guidance of experienced mentors and then can present their work to the larger Ironwood community.
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ISTAR (Ironwood Stands Together Against Racism) is an employee-led initiative through which employees are entrusted with Ironwood funds to donate to organizations working towards racial equality and can take an active role in their communities.
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IMPACT Ironwood Makes Positive Advances in our Communities Together (IMPACT) reflects the true spirit of Ironwood and offers a space for engagement and the dedication of time we put into bettering our communities and beyond. IMPACT meets monthly to share ways we can serve as stewards for good, both as individuals and as a company. We’ve found that our most effective ideas come from open and honest conversations amongst our team about how to affect change that brings us all closer to a socially responsible, equitable, and humane existence. One of our most successful, companywide give-back effort, Operation Giving, was created by IMPACT.
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PRIDE@IRWD seeks to foster LGBTQ+ visibility for all Ironwood employees and raise awareness about current workplace and social issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community. We aim to empower LGBTQ+ members, allies, and advocates to be their authentic selves at work while maintaining a culture of inclusion and dispelling assumptions and phobias. Through networking, educational events, celebrations and outreach, we strive to create multiple opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations and action to ensure that the diverse identities across the company are understood and affirmed. We also work to advocate for LGBTQ+ employees in all Ironwood policies and business practices, to better reflect and address the experiences of our LGBTQ+ employees.
To read further please
view our 2023 report.
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