GSK Senior Director of Clinical Development Tracy launched Disability Confidence Network to enable employees to reach their potential


Senior Director Tracy helps GSK become disability confident

Senior Director Tracy helps GSK become disability confident

Tracy is Senior Director of Clinical Development, Quality & Risk Management at GSK and lead for the company's Disability Confidence network. During her time at GSK, she has enjoyed increased responsibilities of different roles, which has resulted in a rewarding career.

Tracy shares how she has helped to make GSK a more disability confident organisation through launching her network and having the confidence to speak up and advocate for those with disabilities.


What do you like most about working at GSK?

Seeing first-hand how GSK is aiming to be a more disability confident organisation, in the US, UK and globally. I feel a sense of pride in helping GSK to move in the right direction.

Do you require adaptation or support for your work? If so, how has GSK responded?

Having a disability that is not particularly noticeable, at times it has been challenging accessing tools and support needed. Through my experiences, I realised that others may also be dealing with similar issues and not have the courage to make their needs known. I decided I had to be brave and speak up so I could help make a lasting impact.

With that in mind, and with the help of others, I launched the Disability Confidence Network (DCN) as a GSK Employee Resource Group. DCN is a trusted internal resource that partners with our businesses to focus on the ability in disability and enable all GSK employees to reach their true potential at work. We’re advocates for those with disabilities and we’ve helped individuals navigate their own particular challenges.

We’ve held inclusion weeks and disability awareness sessions, supported fundraising efforts and much more, resulting in a steady increase in membership.

How would you describe the culture at GSK?

As well as being a founder of DCN, I’m a member of both the GSK Global Disability Council and the GSK R&D Inclusion Council. It’s been really important that people at the top have bought into the idea of a disability confident culture, but there’s always work to be done, particularly in ensuring facilities and technology are more accessible and addressing cultural and attitudinal behaviours by building our disability confidence.


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