Culture & DEI


Definition of culture
cul·​ture | \ ˈkəl-chər  \

  • 1a: the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group also the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time
  • 1b: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization
  • 1c: the set of values, conventions, or social practices associated with a particular field, activity, or societal characteristic
  • 1d: the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations
  • 2a: enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and aesthetic training
  • 2b: acquaintance with and taste in fine arts, humanities, and broad aspects of science as distinguished from vocational and technical skills
  • 3: the act or process of cultivating living material (such as bacteria or viruses) in prepared nutrient media also a product of such cultivation
  • 4: the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties especially by education

Culture impacts everything.

30-60-90 Day Check-in Framework

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2022 Holiday Schedule

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PTO & Reasonable Time Off Language

For Portfolio Survey Data (from 10/21) on PTO and All Company Closures, please see attached file. For Paid Time Off and Reasonable Time Off language to use in your Benefits Summary please see attached file.

Effective and Inclusive Meetings

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Performance Management

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Stay Conversations

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Photographers, Swag, & Business Card Vendors

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DEI-Focused Statements for Annual Climate Surveys

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Executive, Language, and Presentation Coaches

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Bias and other DEI Focused Trainings

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Groups & Vendors

Getting Involved

Life Science Cares and Project Onramp are just two examples of ways that organizations can get involved at a community level and support an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Whether participating in a donation drive or collaborating with other non-profits, Life Science Cares takes much of the administrative lift off of your plate.

Project Onramp helps Massachusetts life science companies tap into a local source of diverse talent as they advance pipelines and mature.

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Life Science Cares

About Life Science Cares

Life Science Cares provides a platform for companies and their employees to make a difference. They support a multitude of local organizations in three ways:

  • Direct significant and flexible funding via grants to non-profits. We prioritize multi-year awards that allow organizations to plan and lower the administrative burden of reapplying year after year. Send passionate volunteers to these organizations to supply them with a workforce that can make a measurable difference.
  • Collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in donated goods to help address the need in the community. This can range from clothing, non-perishable food items, diapers and wipes, furniture for folks leaving homelessness, to pajamas and toys for kids.
  • Collaborate on projects with nonprofits so we can help them increase their capacity by matching them with the professionals in our industry who can help.

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Project Onramp

About Project Onramp

While many companies offer valuable internship opportunities, it can be difficult for students from these populations to gain access to internships, which are often a path to full-time employment.

Project Onramp pairs high-achieving, low-income, often first generation college students with paid internships in hard science and in business disciplines, including marketing, communications, HR and administration.

For smaller companies providing internships through Project Onramp, the Massachusetts Life Science Center will subsidize qualifying internships by as much as $8,160 per intern

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Marissa Fiorucci

Marissa Fiorucci Photography

Instagram: @marissafiorucci

PH: 407.738.5268

Marissa photographs portraits and events for business, media, and private clients. Her personal passion lies in documentary and photojournalism work that informs and motivates positive action.

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Bethan Brome

Blue Blazer Photos

PH: 978-974-0630

Simple Pricing


for 10+ people. Includes edited photos and unlimited use.


for 100+ people. Includes edited photos and unlimited use.

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 About Time

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Gift Box

by Beths Party Prep
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Business Cards

Let your Business Cards do the talking with special finishes and unique sizes guaranteed to make an impression.