DEDICATED TO diversity, equity, inclusion AND RESPECT

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cytokinetics team having fun in the street

We pledge to advance a culture where everyone is valued, recognized, and encouraged to be their authentic selves.

Innovation and ingenuity at Cytokinetics is powered by the varying ideas, cultures, and backgrounds that comprise our team. We champion diversity and inclusivity across all levels of our organization and consider these tenets to be vital to our collective success.

Our DEIR Commitment

Fostering Diversity in our Workforce

We strive to build a diverse workforce with representation from women and minorities that aligns with or exceeds industry benchmarks, and do so by relying on the integration of diverse hiring practices. We pursue partnerships and outreach programs with organizations that promote hiring of Black/African American people and women. We also foster relationships with universities and organizations that champion minority hiring programs, and support “Early Talent” programs with targeted outreach to academic institutions to identify underserved students for internships and post-doctorate programs. Through these efforts the diversity of our workforce continues to increase year over year.

Walking the talk

Our commitment to DEIR goes beyond platitudes. We have a structured process to ensure we remain actively engaged in this essential part of our culture.

  • DEIR council and working groups leading company-wide initiatives including diverse hiring practices, community outreach, awareness and education
  • Company-wide educational sessions and training
  • Employee resource groups
  • Events celebrating and honoring cultural and heritage observances
  • Opportunities to share personal stories and perspectives