A Force for Change
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Liftstream is a distinguished leader in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the life sciences industry. Our extensive proprietary research, community engagement, and delivery of effective solutions have led to significant progress throughout the sector. We are recognised as a crucial stakeholder in advancing opportunities for underrepresented groups.
Our consultancy services extend to boards, senior management, investors, and other stakeholders seeking actionable solutions for promoting diversity and inclusivity in their companies.
Drawing on our expertise, we have seamlessly integrated tools and best practices for DE&I into our business processes, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of every service we provide our clients.
Liftstream has forged key partnerships with influential organisations, including MassBio, Biogen, Third Rock Ventures, New England Venture Capital Association, and MedCity, to promote DE&I in the life sciences industry.
The life sciences industry has recently experienced the acute effects of a limited supply of qualified talent. As the long-term structural shifts in the talent market become more impactful, the life sciences sector has to find ways to replenish the talent vital to the mission. Diverse talent pools need to be tapped for the immense latent power they represent and the wellspring of ideas that will fuel innovation. DE&I is not a zero-sum game but an opportunity to grow the pie for all.
Liftstream Diversity Partnerships
BioDirector was founded in 2017 to improve the effectiveness of board directors serving on the boards of life sciences and innovative healthcare companies. This diverse community has become the largest sector-focused network of active board directors, with network hubs in Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, New York City, and London. BioDirector continues to bridge the market inefficiencies of networking, deliver a program of education on related board matters, and support the community access board opportunities.
Liftstream co-founded the Bioscience & Investor Inclusion Group in 2019, a not-for-profit collaboration of stakeholders across life sciences venture capital and venture-backed innovator companies. The mission is to create actionable solutions that address critical areas of DE&I, reduce barriers to progress, and lead to greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in venture firms and their portfolio companies.