Originally from Mexico, Alcira immigrated to the United States for college. Since then, she has discovered her passion of surrounding herself with a diverse set of friends and colleagues. Alcira vividly remembers her Alexion interview—the people she met made her feel like she authentically belonged.
“Those who interviewed me were genuinely interested in learning who I am as a person, what motivates me, and what uniqueness I bring to the table,” Alcira notes. “Now that I have been with Alexion for over a year, I’m still amazed by the organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DI&B).”
As a DI&B champion and advocate, Alcira has attended powerful colleague conversations focused on diversity and inclusion. She has also shared her own story as part of a global listening and learning program celebrating Hispanic and Latinx cultures. “After sharing my story and the importance of Dia de Muertos in Mexican culture, colleagues reached out to thank me and learn more. I have gained new friends and connections just by sharing who I am.”
As a member of the Human Experience Leadership Team, Alcira helps Alexion rethink approaches to embed DI&B into our human resources processes and ways of working. For her, the greatest proof of Alexion’s commitment to DI&B is in the energy that surrounds the efforts. In fact, she explains, “It was clear to me that Alexion will give me an opportunity to be who I am while being surrounded by highly talented and diverse colleagues making a difference in patients’ lives.”
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