“Our ultimate goal is an organization in which inclusiveness is a natural state, not an initiative. We are working to infuse it so deeply into our culture, that it is the natural way things get done at Abbott. This will take work. And we will persevere in it.”

Robert B. Ford, Chairman and CEO, Abbott

“The diversity of our people leads to the innovation that helps us bring life-changing technology to people around the globe.”

Mary Moreland, Executive Vice President, Human Resources

“The spirit of diversity, equity and inclusion at Abbott is to continue to develop workplaces where every one of us feels welcome.”

Sean Palacio, Divisional Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion


Diversity is ingrained at Abbott. As a global company, it's built into our worldview, workplaces, suppliers and partnerships. We believe advancing diversity is critical because we know varied perspectives inspire new ways to address challenges. That helps us serve our purpose, translating into better life-changing technologies that help people live their healthiest lives. Here you'll find more information about our approach to diversity, sustainability, health equity and diversifying the world's STEM workforce.

Donna Vu


As a first-generation Vietnamese American raised in a mostly white area of Kansas, Donna Vu understands the benefits of an inclusive culture. Her belief? Abbott should strive to be "as culturally diverse as the customers we serve." The information-technology business analyst pursues this goal as co-chair of Abbott's Advancing Professionals Network – one of Abbott's most diverse employee networks.

“Our goal is to bring everyone together and make them feel part of one company culture.”


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Abbott proudly supports 10 employee networks that connect our colleagues around the world as they pursue their fullest lives – both professionally and personally. Learn more about these groups here.



In his 18 years at Abbott, Sammy Delgado says he's most grateful for the mentors and sponsors who supported his career growth since he was an intern. Now, he's on an Abbott financial planning and analysis team in the Chicago area and paying it forward by serving as a mentor and sponsor himself. His recruiting efforts have helped Abbott create a more diverse talent pipeline and his team focuses on developing and advancing diverse employees.

“What's most exciting to me is the number of folks who have stepped up and risen to the occasion.”






Gabrielle Roberts


Gabrielle Roberts credits Abbott, where she works in global information technology, for the flexibility that allows her to pursue her passion: owning a yoga studio in Minneapolis. A lifelong Minneapolis resident, she was deeply affected by the death of George Floyd in her hometown. In response, she organized an event where more than 250 people – including Abbott employees – joined her to do yoga dedicated to those who had either lost their lives at the hands of police or been killed in other violence.

“Rosa Parks is known as the mother of the civil rights movement simply for sitting down and deciding not to move. Something so simple and small can bring about a large amount of change.”


  • Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Black Engineer of the Year Award
  • Chicago United
  • Chicago Urban League
  • DiversityInc
  • Getting Hired
  • Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • National Organization on Disability
  • National Sales Network
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Reaching Out MBA
  • Seramount
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • USO Illinois
  • Veterans MBA
  • Women Leaders in Diabetes
  • Women of Color STEM
Gaia Bruschi


A mother of two, Gaia Bruschi understands the challenges that come with balancing family and professional responsibilities. She feels grateful to work for a company that maximizes the potential of its employees, including women with young children. Her hope is for Abbott to continue to support culture and gender initiatives in Italy, where she works as a human resources business manager, while accelerating similar efforts in other countries.

“We really have a company that is giving the right value to diversity and inclusion.”