Our DE&I Strategy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – With Heart

At Parexel, we believe that having a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization leads to better patient and customer outcomes. It helps us build stronger relationships with patients, sites, customers and suppliers, which ultimately expands access to healthcare and brings medical breakthroughs to traditionally underrepresented patient populations. As we continue fostering a culture that makes everyone feel valued, respected and supported, we believe our teams will thrive and deepen their commitment to the work we do -- With Heart.

Parexel - 2022 Catalyst Award Winner

Aida Sabo is the Senior Vice President and Global Head, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Under her leadership, Parexel launched the gender partnership steering committee in 2014. This led to a culture change and enormous progress across the organization. Representation of women among global leadership grew to 50.3% at the VP level, and representation of women of color improved throughout all levels including a 10% increase at the Senior VP level and a 14.8% increase at the VP level.

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Our DE&I Strategy

At Parexel, our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy has evolved and based on input from our colleagues, today focuses on three pillars — our patients, our people, and our suppliers. We believe that diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, and other differences across these three pillars is key to our success. Our cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team of leaders around the world is committed to ensuring our organization — in our company culture and in practice — is diverse and inclusive. This organization is led by Aida Sabo, Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Parexel, who has dedicated her professional and personal life to pushing the status quo and has a mission to align our organization behind our DE&I commitment.


Our diverse employee base, where everyone feels valued, helps us better innovate and make a difference in the lives of patients.                                                                                                


Our patient-first focus ensures therapies are effective across all populations.                                                                                                                                                           


Our emphasis on diverse suppliers and partners provides us with a more holistic perspective, allowing us to increase diverse patient engagement.

Awards and Recognition

DIVA Magazine’s 2022 MYGWOMEN list

Jamie Langley, Senior Director and Global Head of Parexel Academy, was included on DIVA Magazine's 2022 MYGWOMEN list. The MYGWOMEN list celebrates LGBTQIA+ women who are changemakers in their communities and industries and are committed to creating tangible changes where everyone can succeed.

2022 HBA Rising Stars and Luminaries

The HBA Luminary award celebrates women leaders who serve as a role model in their company. Aida Sabo was selected for her work actively mentoring and sponsoring others, helping to advance other women’s careers and exhibiting dedication to the healthcare industry.

PROUT AT WORK-Foundation's PROUT Voices List

Mano Thiravong, Associate Project Director for Late Phase clinical studies, was named to the PROUT AT WORK-Foundation's PROUT Voices List for his/her commitment to LGBTQ+ equality at work. Mano joined Parexel in September 2008 and is an active member of our PRIDE and Germany DE&I committees and is a performer at Die Schaubühne in Berlin.

2022 Top LGBTQIA+ Voice to Follow on LinkedIn

Liam Paschall, Senior Consultant, Management Development, was ranked as a 2022 Top LGBTQIA+ Voice to Follow on LinkedIn. With a heart for advocacy and a voice for all, Liam is constantly taking actions to achieve LGBTQIA+ inclusion and equality. Liam presented at 2022 DIA on "Transgender and Non-binary Patients Inclusivity in Clinical Research" and is also a member of Parexel's DE&I and Pride committees.

DivHERsity Awards

Parexel India earned DivHERsity Awards in 2022, 2021 and 2020. Our most recent winning categories include Top 20 Most Innovative Practices – Women Returnee Programs, designed to support women in their ability to return to work during the pandemic. Also, Dr. Arjun Narayan was recognized in the Top 20 DivHERSity Champion (Large Enterprises) for his ongoing efforts to promote gender diversity at Parexel. The DivHERsity Awards by JobsForHer recognizes exceptional work done by companies to accelerate female participation and performance in the Indian workforce.

Color’s Power 50 List of Chief Diversity Officers (CDO)

Aida Sabo, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Parexel, was named to the inaugural Power List of 50 Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs). Color’s Power 50 recognizes Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) across the United States who are shaping and innovating the future of diversity, equity and inclusion and belonging.

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2022

Parexel is proud to be featured on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index! The Corporate Equality Index is the premier survey benchmarking tool on how corporations across the US and beyond are adopting equitable workplace policies, practices and benefits for LGBTQ+ employees. As a top scorer for three consecutive years, including 2021 and 2020, Parexel is recognized for successfully incorporating equitable practices that ensure our colleagues can thrive and live life authentically.

Catalyst Award

Parexel was named a 2022 Catalyst Award winner by the global nonprofit organization Catalyst. Parexel was recognized for its Leveraging Gender Partnership to Advance Women in Leadership initiative that has evolved the company culture to one where women have the right resources and training to succeed.

Triangle Business Journal

The Triangle Business Journal selected Parexel in their 2021 Leaders in Diversity Awards. This award recognizes small, medium and large companies in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area that strive to reflect diversity in their organization.

India Workplace Equality Index

For the second consecutive year, Parexel has received the India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI) Bronze Award. The bronze award symbolizes employers who have started their journey to better LGBT+ inclusion in their organizations and/or who are developing policies and activities that promote LGBT+ inclusion for employees.


In 2020, 2019 and 2018, Parexel was ranked on Forbes’ list of America's Best Employers for Diversity. Each year, Forbes surveys 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees then ranks employers that received the most recommendations, boasts the most diverse boards and executive, and have the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Black Enterprise

Aida Sabo, Parexel’s Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, was named a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise in 2020.

Latina Style

Aida Sabo, Parexel’s Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, was named a Top 10 Corporate LATINA Executives by Latina Style in 2020.

Rosoff Award

Aida Sabo received a Rosoff Award from the AD Club in Boston, which is awarded to individuals and companies who are successfully changing the face of some of New England's largest companies and brands.

White Men as Full Diversity Partners

Aida Sabo received a "Courageous Leader" award from White Men as Full Diversity Partners, an organization that provides DE&I solutions and leadership training to Fortune 500 companies.

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