Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are continuously building the company we all want to work for, and our customers want to work with. That’s why our efforts not only benefit our colleagues, they are also key to addressing and solving complex business needs and challenges for Syneos Health and our customers.


We celebrate our talent; we live our Values and we won’t tolerate discrimination of any type.

We take pride in creating an environment where our employees – of all backgrounds and beliefs, including: Race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, mental, physical and invisible disabilities and veteran status – are encouraged to bring their Total Selves to work each day and embrace our culture.


How does this come to life?

We know companies who are leaders in inclusion, equality and diversity are more likely to be high performing, able to embrace change, and achieve better business outcomes. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thought, backgrounds, cultures and perspectives – we’re able to build a place where everyone feels like they belong – we can focus our time, talents and experience on tackling the toughest problems in our industry. We stand to meet that challenge and have created a strategic framework centered around our People, our Customers and our Community, to guide our journey.


Build a diverse workplace culture, fueled by inclusive listening, learning and employee voices, to speed therapies to market.


Our Employee Resource Groups: Fueling our DE&I Efforts

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) focus on our employees and enable our leaders to listen and learn together. Ultimately, they foster a work environment that includes and embraces racial, ethnic, and gender diversity and other individual differences that ultimately allow employees to bring their Total Selves to work. Our ERGs are voluntary, employee led, and Company supported. They aim to build community and solve business problems while cultivating leadership skills. Syneos Health employees join ERGs to:

  • Enhance career development by seeking out leadership opportunities
  • Bolster personal growth by participating in formal programs like mentoring
  • Drive business results and influence our policies, programs and other DE&I efforts
  • Asian Employee Resource Group
    • The Asian ERG serves as a link to external educational institutions and professional organizations to build a talent pipeline and increase the recruitment and retention of Asians/Pacific Islanders/APAC -based employees.
    • Our ERG increases cultural awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of Asians/Pacific Islanders/APAC-based employees at Syneos Health. Recently, the team partnered with the Learning & Development team to develop and launch a Cultural Awareness Bundle to provide a better understanding of the subtleties of cross-border communication to help employees work more effectively with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders around the world.
    • We plan and execute virtual and in-person events including but not limited to workshops, seminars, volunteer activities and speaking engagements.
    • In addition to participating in the McKinsey Asian Leadership Academy and several Company mentorship programs, the ERG hosts quarterly “Leading with Intention” sessions with Syneos Health leaders, as well as regular “A Day in the Life of a…” sessions spotlighting employees of different roles within the businesses.

    Our People


    Central Monitor

    Our Asian ERG connects individuals from various cultures. This gives an opportunity for enthusiastic interactions and to learn more from the group.

  • Black Employee Resource Group
    • Focused on recruitment, representation and visibility of Black Leaders. Black/African Americans make up 13% of our workforce in the U.S.
    • We are focused on driving awareness and sparking change across the business through educational events that support a culture where Black employees can thrive.
    • The Black ERG hosts events and educational sessions around Black History Month (U.S. and U.K.), Juneteenth and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and engages employees through a variety of events such as guest speakers, panels and internal events. Each year, we lead a group of employees in turning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a Day of Service for several communities across the U.S.
    • The ERG actively participates in various mentorship programs and initiated a trailblazing partnership with the McKinsey Black Leadership Academy. The successful program has been expanded to the Asian and ConeXion ERGs, and has created other great programs geared toward promoting the talented Black community into Director+ leadership positions within Syneos Health.

    Our People


    Manager Finance, Black ERG Leadership Team

    I am committed to sharing the voices of our employees, and cultivating positive and affirming mindsets. Taking a leadership role within the Black ERG allows me more access to foster change and to empower Black leadership at every level of the organization.

  • ConeXion Employee Resource Group
    • ConeXion ERG was launched in March 2022. Our members currently span over nine countries in continents, although our footprint is growing everyday. We are focused on awareness, development, and representation of our LatinX and Hispanic community within Syneos Health.
    • This group is focused on listening to our LatinX community and producing programs that support their professional development and leadership skills. We participate in the McKinsey Hispanic Leadership Academy, as well as additional mentoring programs.
    • Our events throughout the year and during Hispanic Heritage Month include celebrating our LatinX leaders, cultures and successes.

    Our People


    Executive Director, HR; ConeXion Co-lead

    I am so proud to be part of a company that celebrates, embraces, develops, empowers and supports the LatinX community around the world.

  • Developing Professionals Employee Resource Group
    • The Developing Professionals ERG strives to provide personal and professional opportunities for guidance and growth.
    • We focus on building a welcoming global community for individuals new to the workforce, but also to the industry.
    • We support the development and career advancement of Developing Professionals by focusing on the career paths of senior leaders of the organization through mentorship programs and panel discussions.

    Our People


    Manager, Clinical Operations

    The Developing Professionals ERG is about continuous growth. It’s about us knowing that we have some growing to do and making an effort to grow. It’s about us helping each other to grow, about us helping each other to reach the goals that we are passionate about. To reach the goals the we have set up, and if we haven’t set up goals or we’re not sure of our goals, to actually make some goals. The Developing Professionals ERG is a tool, a resource, that any and all of us can use to help us.

  • DNA (Definitions Not Applicable) Employee Resource Group
    • The DNA (Definitions Not Applicable) ERG (formerly the LGBTQIA+ ERG) is focused on improving the experiences of LGBTQIA+ identified Syneos Health colleagues around the globe; building safe, inclusive work environments, and educating the Syneos Health community on workplace challenges the community faces.
    • We host education and awareness campaigns throughout the year (during Pride month and beyond), including programming for the organization and the ERG.
    • The ERG hosts a regular “Huddle with” series with both internal and external speakers sharing their life experiences and journeys.

    We are an all-inclusive group, and welcome all members, allies, volunteers and parent supporters.

    Our People


    Sr. Proposal Writer

    The DNA ERG has the possibility to push the learning process, while also ensuring LGBTQIA+ people feel safe, respected, and heard. Additionally, the ERG is a place to harbor community which is so essential nowadays. I am excited to see this aspect grow and develop.

  • Persons With Disabilities Employee Resource Group

    The Persons with Disabilities ERG mission and objectives include:

    • Decreasing the stigma associated with disabilities. We inform and educate Syneos Health employees, as well as contribute and support to an inclusive and diverse workplace.
    • Increasing the number of employees with disabilities within Syneos Health in order to solve problems and build community. All current employees are welcome to join this community, share similar characteristics and life experiences, as well as gain an understanding of patient voice.
    • We provide leadership opportunities for employees all around the world, helping drive personal and professional development with opportunities to run various programming activities, and ultimately drive positive business results for Syneos Health.
    • We have also developed additional communities within this ERG focused on Caregiving, Neurodiversity and Accommodations.

    Our People


    Senior Strategic Writer; Persons with Disabilities ERG Co-Lead

    Disabilities touch all of our lives; they are a universal part of the human experience, one of which perfectly dovetails with Syneos Health’s work and mission to bring life-changing therapies to patients. The Persons with Disabilities Employee Resource Group recognizes this special connection, and through our internal sessions focused on disability and sport, caregiving and neurodiversity, we will provide a space for our colleagues to share their stories.

  • Veterans Employee Resource Group
    • The Veterans ERG is focused on creating a veteran-friendly environment and partnering with the business to find solutions to hiring and retaining veterans.
    • We have members across the globe, but primarily in the U.S. and U.K., who are veterans, military family members and allies.
    • Veterans comprise over 5% of our workforce in the U.S. We partner with our Talent Acquisition team and local veterans’ organizations on hiring initiatives within different business units.
    • Once veterans are hired, they may join the Veterans ERG. They are embraced by our veteran community and may be partnered with an onboarding “mentor.”

    Research shows that 60-80 percent of recently served veterans leave their first job outside of the military within two years. That’s why it’s so important for our ERG to invite all veterans, military family members, and allies to join our ERG and to promote a sense of community and belonging.

    Our People


    Business Operations Director

    At Syneos Health we are encouraged to bring our Total Self to work. And by that, I mean we have a positive, true, trusting environment that leads to true work with all types of diversity. And actively being authentic at work allows us all to be creative, productive, while still remaining focused on what we’re intending to do. It is also knowing or just admitting when you are having a bad day and creating a safe space for others to do the same when they aren’t perhaps, feeling so good about themselves.

  • Women of Syneos Health Employee Resource Group
    • The Women of Syneos Health have pioneered ERG efforts at the Company going as far back as 2016, and are focused on empowering women to achieve their professional and personal life goals.
    • Our workforce has an overall population of 68% women globally and 56% of director and above roles held by women – we consider this a strength.
    • Our ERG helps to maintain this strength by engaging women across the globe in a variety of forums and communities.
    • Each year the ERG raises awareness around International Women’s Day and partners with corporate through our Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Rising Stars and Luminary Program.

    The ERG has grown consistently year after year, globally launching communities across EMEA, India and Latin America.

    Our People


    AD Sales Enablement Operations

    The Women’s ERG has created a channel for me to connect with colleagues outside of my department to not only be supported and provide support but also to spread awareness and open discussions on issues that women experience. It’s so important to me that we create a space to advocate for, lift each other up, and remind one another to give ourselves grace.