What keeps me up at night? Without question – the well-being of
everyone at Novo Nordisk. Right now, people are hurting. The tragic
events that we continue to grapple with are difficult to process.
We’re committed to be better – more diverse and inclusive - to create
a safe workplace where all of Team Novo Nordisk feels heard.
Last week, we had Dr. Shirley Davis speak about unconscious bias
and the implications of leaving them unchecked. It was eye-opening and
challenged me to continue this learning journey through more mindful
listening, dialogue, and action. Team performance improves 50% when
everyone feels included, but it’s never just about business. It’s how
we treat one another and work as one team. Remember the ‘golden rule’
– treat others as you want to be treated? Dr. Davis shared the
‘platinum rule’ – and it stuck with me – treat others as they want to
I’m committed to creating a work environment that’s both diverse and
inclusive. More importantly, we need to help each other heal, and be
an ally when people need one. It matters to the patients and
communities we serve – and it matters to everyone at Novo Nordisk. I
don’t have all the answers. None of us do. We need to keep talking and
learning from each other. I’m listening and I invite you to join me.