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Candid Conversations: Amgen Latin Employee Network

 

Candid Conversations is a video series featuring Amgen leaders addressing topics of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging — issues at the intersection of the workplace and society. This video features a transparent dialogue between Esteban Santos, executive vice president, Operations, executive sponsor of Amgen Latin Employee Network (ALEN) and Kristyna Rodriguez Powell, director of Global Accounting, global chair of ALEN.

Watch Santos talk about the benefits of diverse teams serving patients and the importance of “paying it forward”, and Rodriguez Powell discuss navigating change and how ALEN members encourage and value different perspectives from other ERGs and staff.




08.23.2021 | Candid Conversations: Amgen Early Career Professionals


Candid Conversations is a video series featuring Amgen leaders addressing topics of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging — issues at the intersection of the workplace and society. This video features a transparent dialogue between Dave Piacquad, senior vice president, Business Development, Executive Sponsor of Amgen Early Career Professionals (AECP) and Migdaliz Lopez, senior associate, Talent Acquisition, Global Chair of AECP.

Watch Piacquad talk about his passion for developing early career talent, and Lopez discuss how AECP continued to embrace career development amid the pandemic.




06.03.2021 | Candid Conversations: Amgen Pride – LGBTQ+ and Allies Network


Candid Conversations is a video series featuring Amgen leaders addressing topics of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging — issues at the intersection of the workplace and society. In celebration of Pride Month, this video features a transparent dialogue between Jon Graham, executive vice president, general counsel & secretary, executive sponsor of Amgen PRIDE and Andy Edgar-Beltran, principal quality engineer, global chair of Amgen PRIDE.

Watch Graham talk about his "aha moment," recognizing that people that look like him may not understand the idea of privilege, and Edgar-Beltran discuss the evolution of not just diversity in the workplace but the necessary elements of inclusion and belonging.




05.11.2021 | Candid Conversations: Amgen Asian Association (AAA)


Candid Conversations is a video series featuring Amgen leaders addressing topics of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging — issues at the intersection of the workplace and society. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month, this video features a transparent dialogue between Judy Brown, senior vice president, Corporate Affairs, executive sponsor of Amgen Asian Association (AAA) and Cen Xu, executive medical director, R&D, global chair of AAA. Watch Xu open up about her personal experiences of unconscious bias, the wave of anti-Asian hate incidents and how Amgen colleagues are showing support to their Asian colleagues.

The Amgen Foundation recently awarded a $250,000 grant to support Stop AAPI Hate, a reporting and resource center which is fiscally sponsored by the nonprofit organization Chinese for Affirmative Action. This center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.




03.02.2021 | Candid Conversations: Women Empowered to be Exceptional (WE2)


Candid Conversations is a video series featuring Amgen leaders addressing topics of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging — issues at the intersection of the workplace and society. In celebration of Women’s History Month, this video features a transparent dialogue between Murdo Gordon, executive vice president, Global Commercial Operations, executive sponsor of Women Empowered to be Exceptional (WE2) and Nada Obeid, executive director, U.S. Value & Access, global chair of WE2.

Watch Obeid share her experience taking care of her family while navigating remote work and Gordon discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on women in the workplace.




02.10.2021 | Candid Conversations: Amgen Black Employee Network (ABEN)


Amgen kicks off a short video series, Candid Conversations, featuring Amgen leaders addressing topics of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging — issues at the intersection of the workplace and society. In celebration of Black History Month, the first video features transparent dialogue between David Reese, executive vice president, R&D and executive sponsor of the Amgen Black Employee Network (ABEN), and Mike Edmondson, a vice president in our Global Commercial Organization and immediate past global chair of ABEN.

Watch Reese share his “aha moment” and Edmondson chat about his personal experiences with unconscious bias. Both Reese and Edmondson also discuss last year’s death of George Floyd and how its aftermath shaped their views on issues of society, inequity and racial justice.



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