Gender equality is supported at Roche through mentoring, sponsorship and development opportunities. A growing number of professional women’s networks across the company provide a platform to share experiences, and concrete goals are in place to increase the proportion of women in senior positions. Today, women represent 49 percent of the total workforce at Roche, and 43.6 percent of managers are women.
At Roche, strong and brilliant women encourage and support others in the workplace and in their communities. Recently, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) recognized Jill German, Head of Pathology Lab Customer Segment and Aruna Ayer, Research Director for serving as transformational leaders and exemplary role models in their professions.
In recognition of their accomplishments, Jill was awarded the 2020 Luminary Award for her service as a role model and mentor as well as helping other women advance in their healthcare careers. Aruna was awarded an HBA 2020 Rising Stars award. We spoke with both women on their mentorship, leadership and more.