Celebrating Latino achievement
OLA recognizes and celebrates Latino achievements
Our Organization for Latino Achievement (OLA) recognizes and celebrates the many contributions, diverse cultures and extensive histories of the Latino community. OLA is one of our eight People and Business Resource Groups that help foster a culture of inclusion, strong employee engagement and higher levels of productivity.
Every day OLA members contribute diverse perspectives and innovation that are critical to our mission of helping patients prevail over serious diseases. Below are the stories of how some of those members contribute and thrive in a diverse and inclusive environment that values and empowers everyone.
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"There is so much investment in our professional development. If there is something you want to do, there will be avenues and advocates to help you get there." ~ Anitra Mazzoleni, Field Operations, West Region, US Oncology
What I do - I am in an interim role, supporting Field Operation in the West Region of U.S. Oncology. Beyond that, I am a community oncology sales professional. I am also a co-lead for the OLA U.S. Oncology Field chapter and am excited to expand our network.
Why BMS is a great place to work - As a part of the BMS Oncology Division, I feel and know that I am a part of the fight against cancer every day. The patients always remain the focus at BMS, and it is an honor to play a role in bringing forward lifesaving therapies. Internally, there is so much investment in our professional development. If there is something you want to do, there will be avenues and advocates to help you get there. If you are curious what your next step might be, you will be encouraged to learn and explore. All of this in an environment where diversity and inclusion are not only part of the company culture, they are also celebrated. Groups like OLA have helped me connect professionally and personally with passionate and talented colleagues.
"BMS promotes collaboration and teamwork." ~ Julio Rodriguez, Associate Director, Worldwide Engagement Data & Campaign Management, Princeton, New Jersey
What I do - Associate Director, Worldwide Engagement Data & Campaign Management.
Why BMS is a great place to work - BMS promotes collaboration and teamwork, it’s just a great place to be.
“BMS is a wonderful mosaic of diverse, passionate and innovative people across the globe that work together for patients.” ~ Tony Rodriguez, Associate Director, Strategy & Business Operations, New Brunswick, New Jersey
What I do - I manage projects that help deliver medicines throughout the world by supporting our global supply chain team. I’m also active in OLA where I work with Latino students to encourage and inspire them to pursue their studies and their dreams.
Why BMS is a great place to work - BMS is a wonderful mosaic of diverse, passionate and innovative people across the globe! I am so proud to work at BMS because we are here for our patients, to help address tough health disparities issues that impact our communities and to step up to give a helping hand to each other during tough times, such as the pandemic. I’m also proud to be a part of OLA, one of the company’s eight People and Business Resource Groups that empower our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.
"BMS welcomes and values diversity. It’s a place that supports work-life balance and encourages employees to be themselves." ~ Mayra Martinez, Project Manager, Cell Therapy Development & Operations & Co-Lead OLA Washington Chapter
What I do - I work within CTDO leading projects that enable commercial production. I am also one of the co-leads for the OLA WA Chapter.
Why BMS is a great place to work - BMS welcomes and values diversity. It’s a place that supports work-life balance and encourages employees to be themselves. Also, we can continue growing through different development and mentoring opportunities.
“BMS provides a career journey that challenges you every day to be a better professional for the patients we are working for.” ~ Camila Morena, Associate Director, Human Resources, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
What I do - I help the people in our Research and Development organization with human resources support. I’m also a member of OLA and Black Organization for Leadership Development (BOLD), another of our People and Business Resource Groups (PBRGs).
Why BMS is a great place to work - We are committed to helping patients and I love the challenge of finding new ways to improve professionally to help my colleagues and the patients we work for. I started with BMS in Brazil, my home country, and have had the opportunity to achieve my dream of working abroad in the U.S. Because the company has such a strong diverse and inclusive culture, I’ve felt fully supported by colleagues and through OLA and BOLD, which provide support networks that help me develop my career in a new country.
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