Bristol Myers Squibb Sponsors and Partners with New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC)
BMS deepens its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community through its sponsorship of NJPCC, enabling the business organization to extend its programming and resource support for queer entrepreneurs and Employee Business Resource Groups.
Wayne, NJ (October 2, 2023) – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC), the Wayne-based LGBTQ+ business organization, is proud to announce its partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), a global biopharmaceutical company which employs thousands of people at four major New Jersey campuses. By serving as a lead sponsor for NJPCC, BMS is acting on its commitment to sustaining a culture of inclusion, which it considers fundamental to its success in delivering medicines to patients.
"We welcome this strong partnership with BMS, and we are especially proud of this important relationship, given that just recently BMS was inducted into the Billion Dollar Roundtable as a Fortune 100 company that has invested more than $1 billion with diverse-owned business groups " said Augusto Penaranda, Executive Director of NJPCC.
"Bristol Myers Squibb has demonstrated strong support for the LGBTQ+ community for years," he said. Just this year BMS yet again sponsored the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Conference in Denver, CO, as well as provided significant general support for NJPCC. On October 6th, 2023, it will host NJPCCC's first ever 2023 Supplier Diversity Summit at its Lawrenceville, N.J., campus. Click here for more info on event and to register.
The sponsorship with NJPCC is a collaboration between BMS’s Global Supplier Diversity team and PRIDE Alliance which is one of the BMS global network of People and Business Resource Groups (PBRG), representing thousands of employees around the world, enabling a company culture where all colleagues can be their full authentic selves, and by supporting LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies through education, benefits and wellbeing offerings and career development.
"Our award-winning global supplier diversity program is anchored on the importance of the inclusion and diversity of our many business communities and truly Partnering with Purpose," said Sundari Pai, Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. "Sponsorship of the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce makes total sense because at BMS, our strategy drives actions that not only deliver value to our business and our BMS culture, but also to the communities where we do business. NJPCC members represent so many important businesses in New Jersey, bringing new ideas, fresh ways of working and innovative approaches to everything they do."
In this, its first year as a corporate sponsor of NJPPC, BMS looks to its partnership with NJPCC's communities to drive meaningful impact and outcomes both for patients and communities, their colleagues, and their business and industry.
ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY PRIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Since 2013, the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce has been the premier LGBTQ+ and allied business organization committed to facilitating successful business collaborations and increasing the economic staying power of its diverse membership. As an inclusive platform for business visionaries, the Chamber is the first stop for LGBTQ+ and allied entrepreneurs seeking to grow and access opportunities. Its primary mission is to promote the economic growth and development of the local community and help to better serve its members’ businesses by providing resources and opportunities for education, networking, and community engagement.
For more information, please visit https://njpridechamber.org or connect with the NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce is an official affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). It offers LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certification ® as a benefit of membership with the organization. Certified LGBTBEs are routinely sought after by over 300 NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBTQ+ business community. Certified LGBTBEs are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools.
ABOUT BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB:
Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. For more information about Bristol Myers Squibb, visit us at BMS.com or follow us on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.