Diversity & Inclusion

Embracing diversity & fostering inclusion: our commitment to a thriving workplace

At Barinthus Biotherapeutics diversity and inclusion are not just words on paper; they’re the heartbeat of our organisation. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce isn’t just beneficial—it’s essential for driving innovation and success. Every day, we strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.
From regular diversity and inclusion training to our lively Fireside Talks celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re dedicated to nurturing a workplace where all voices are heard and celebrated. Our newly established Business Resource Group amplifies this commitment by providing a platform for employees to advocate for initiatives close to their hearts.
We’re proud that two of our five C-Suite members are female, showcasing our dedication to gender diversity at the highest levels of leadership. Moreover, our organization boasts a significant proportion of female leaders at Vice President and Director levels, underscoring our commitment to breaking barriers and fostering an inclusive leadership culture.
With many different nationalities represented across two international locations, our workforce reflects a mosaic of talents and backgrounds fuels our collaborative spirit and drives our collective success. Our employees represent a wide range of age groups, demonstrating our commitment to intergenerational collaboration and growth, and with a majority of female employees, we celebrate gender diversity and strive to create an environment where all genders feel valued and empowered.
Join us at Barinthus Bio in building a workplace where diversity is not just embraced—it’s celebrated, cherished, and integral to our success.

“There is nothing more important than inspiring our next generation of women to pursue science and to arm them with the self-confidence that they are not only capable, but that they also possess what it takes to be successful. Women may come across as not being assertive or outspoken as our male counterparts. But I would encourage women to step outside their comfort zone – go for the promotion, ask to be the lead on a project, ask for the pay rise. Don’t limit yourself or second guess the value you bring to the board room, lab, or any scientific arena you are in. When women are educated and supported, we can confidently break industry barriers in science and any other field.”

– Nadège Pelletier, Chief Scientific Officer

Our Policy

We celebrate our employees’ differences across multiple identity groups both visible and invisible that makes our employees unique. We strive to create a culture that allows each of their uniqueness to access opportunities in realising their potential. At Barinthus Bio we meaningfully embrace and encourage different perspectives and believe we are made stronger by our combination of, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, varied backgrounds, cognitive skill, culture, age, race and ethnicity. Our culture of inclusion and our focus on health and well-being helps ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. When we collaborate with others who have different points of view, it creates a greater mix of ideas and spurs innovation – this is at the heart of who we are. We are committed to creating workplaces that are safe and inclusive where employees feel empowered to contribute, speak up and bring their whole self to work every day. Our leaders embrace this culture by fostering an environment where multiple voices are listened to and where our decisions reflect the collective talents of our peoples. Our mission is not to just provide equal opportunities to all but also to create equitable processes and an environment at Barinthus Bio that enables a culture of inclusion. It is the collective responsibility of Barinthus Bio’s leadership, management, and staff to ensure we operate with good intent and practice.

Blind Recruiting: Shaping a diverse future

At Barinthus Bio, we believe in fostering an inclusive environment where diversity thrives. As part of our commitment to building a workforce that reflects the rich tapestry of society, we have implemented a Blind Recruiting policy.

Blind Recruiting removes unconscious biases from the hiring process by anonymising certain applicant information such as name, gender, age, and ethnicity, allowing us to focus solely on the skills, qualifications, and experiences of candidates. By doing so, we ensure that every applicant is evaluated based on their merit alone, providing equal opportunities to all.

This approach not only helps us to attract a wider pool of talented individuals but also fosters a culture of fairness and inclusion within our organization. We firmly believe that diversity drives innovation, creativity, and success, and Blind Recruiting is just one of the many initiatives we’ve embraced to shape a brighter and more diverse future at Barinthus Bio.

Join us in our journey towards a more inclusive workplace where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and contribute their unique perspectives.

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