We’re building a workplace where everyone can be their true selves. Pride Month provides an opportunity for us to celebrate and hear from our LGBTQ+ community, but the conversation shouldn’t start or stop there. We’re listening to all people’s stories all year round, because only then will we be doing enough to help our colleagues to live and work as their whole selves.
Pride in our People
Pride+, our global employee resource group (ERG) for our LGBTQ+ employees, is a space for people to connect, speak up and educate allies and friends on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
Since its launch in 2020, Pride+ has sponsored multiple career booths at Europe’s Largest LGBTQ+ Conference, EurOUT, a networking conference for graduate and PhD students hosted by London Business School.
The Global ERG also partnered with l’Autre Cercle, a French NGO, at WorldPride Copenhagen 2021, and championed the raising of Pride Flags over many Sanofi global corporate offices during Pride Month, and more!
Global Pride+ ERG Leadership
Be a top employer for LGBTQ+ talents, in all markets
Celebrate moments that matters for our communities
Educate Sanofians with tailored allyship program
Support LGBTQ+ patients & customers: inclusive medical / marketing messages
Pride+ Global Employee Resource Group Partnership with myGwork
myGwork is the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality. Together, we strive to empower the LGBTQ+ community by offering our current and future employees a safe space where they can connect with inclusive organizations, find jobs, mentors, professional events, and news.
"I’ve never been on the receiving end of bullying for sexual orientation so I have to learn from others and build that understanding so that I can help people be the best version of themselves. It takes a lot of courage to share and I want to hear the challenges and opportunities and play my part. It’s a journey for me too."
Paul Hudson, CEO Sanofi
Inclusion Café Podcast #2 Coming Out
Living OUT Loud at Sanofi
Check back often for updates and stories from our Sanofi colleagues!
Jake Prodoehl reveals the loneliness and isolation he felt growing up in a moving letter to his younger self.
Jill Wuyts, a transgender woman, shares how she found the support she needed from her colleagues in Belgium to become the person she always wanted to be.
“In the current context, harnessing the power of the private sector is crucial to maintaining the 50 years' momentum in LGBTI equality”
Fabrice Houdart, Out Leadership Former UN LGBTI Standards Secretary
“When people say they don't get GAY PRIDE they have never experienced GAY SHAME”
Phil Chant, State Account Manager, Australia
“Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it” Maya Angelou
Arjun Channi, Regulatory Category Head, North America
“If you miss the social aspect of going to work during quarantine, imagine what it feels like for closeted members of the LGBTI community – some who spend their entire career not being able to be their authentic selves at work”
Philippe Nicolas, Supply Chain Manager, France
“Being your son is a reward of life but being your daughter allows me to become the happiest human being on earth”
Kornrawee Putthasook, Marketing Coordinator, Thailand
One Face, One Story
Emmanuel Desproges, IT Leader, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea
Karen Herrera, HSE Manager, Mexico
Chris Williams, Head of Corporate and Executive Communications, France
Jake Prodoehl, Business Manager, United States
Jorge Garduῆo, Ethics and Business Integrity Manager, Mexico
Kornrawee Putthasook, Marketing Coordinator in Thailand
Supporting the UN Standards of Conduct for Business
In 2019, we endorsed the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex people. The standards require companies to respect LGBTQ+ human rights, eliminate discrimination and support employees.
"If we are to achieve faster global progress towards equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex people, businesses will not only have to meet their human rights responsibilities, they must become active agents of change."
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The decades-long fight for acceptance and equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community has undoubtedly come a long way-the US legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, Ireland elected its first LGBTQ+ Taoiseach in 2017, and in the French village of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes a transgender woman was elected mayor in 2020. Despite progress, you can still go to prison for being gay in 71 countries, and nearly half of all LGBTQ+ employees in the US are not out at work.1 LGBTQ+ women are twice as likely as women overall to report being the only person like them in a team, and seven times more likely to be in that situation than straight white men.2