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Commitment

Elevate Healthcare's commitment is to be an inclusive, respectful, and supportive work environment that enables us to attract and retain a diverse workforce that represents and services our clients’ brands and the community. Success is built on diverse experiences, skills, and perspectives, making us a stronger, more creative company. Together, these values create a culture of empowerment among our team that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential.

Overview

Diversity and Inclusion and Elevate

Elevate Healthcare's commitment to diversity and inclusion is wide-ranging and spans across three pillars: workforce diversity, workforce inclusion, and community outreach.

Workforce Diversity. With the richness of the world around us, it is important that Elevate's workforce reflect a diversity of skills, experiences, thinking, and perspectives.

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Workforce Inclusion. Elevate believes in fostering a workplace culture that encourages acceptance, authenticity, collaboration, and flexibility in an effort to enable all employees to contribute to their full potential and that nurtures a sense of belonging.

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Community Outreach. By being transparent in our efforts to communicate support for our diversity and inclusion efforts and engaging in the communities in which we serve, Elevate believes we will be able to inspire others and create potential change.

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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Appointed members of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee are an integral part of maintaining a supportive community environment. Members provide input to leadership on issues related to increasing awareness, sensitivity, and understanding of diversity and inclusion as well as suggest opportunities for diversity and inclusion training and initiatives.

Supplier Diversity

It is the policy of Elevate that, in acquiring goods and services, we maintain an environment that promotes, increases, and improves the quality of the overall participation of a widely diverse group of business enterprises. By working with small and diverse suppliers, we tap into new ideas that promote creative solutions and add value to our programs.

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Workforce Diversity

To achieve success and maintain a competitive advantage, Elevate must draw upon our most important resource: the skills, experiences, thinking, and perspectives of our workforce. We achieve success by reaching out to a diverse talent pool. Elevate actively participates in extensive recruiting outreach, which includes partnering with diverse talent-acquisition organizations like Tribaja and the Black Marketers Association of America.

We also have strong relationships with several Historically Black Colleges and Universities and top pharmacy schools across the United States. Some of the schools include Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Rutgers University - Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

At Elevate, we enjoy a workplace built on trust, respect, and tolerance – where expressive dialogue and distinct talent, thought, and inquiry are welcome and drive results for our clients. We leverage the value of these differences and unique perspectives to attract an innovative and creative team of highly regarded professionals, resulting in an inclusive environment.

We believe in cultivating relationships with the most talented people in our industry and look forward to getting to know you!

Visit our Careers page to learn more about career opportunities at Elevate.

Workforce Inclusion

Elevate is committed to developing, refining, and implementing a workplace culture that encourages acceptance, authenticity, collaboration, and flexibility. We continue to take steps to foster communication, understanding, respect, and dignity. We have made a commitment to ourselves, our staff, and our community to continue to make a measurable impact. One aspect of that commitment is providing ongoing diversity and sensitivity training to all staff.

A snapshot of some of Elevate’s Diversity and Inclusion programs and workshops in which we have participated:

  • Diversity & Inclusion Day Discussion with Joseph K. West, Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Duane Morris LLP
  • Juneteenth Town Hall with Laurence Fishburne hosted by Duane Morris LLP
  • Juneteenth Town Hall with Congresswoman Lucy McBath hosted by Duane Morris LLP
  • Monthly LinkedIn Learning courses including Unconscious Bias; Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Leading the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Conversation; and Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Managers: Tools & Strategies

Elevate is also proud to offer an array of complementary family-friendly benefits to our staff, including:

  • Our enhanced 401(k) plan with a matching component was created so all staff can realize the match immediately, allowing for real-time financial planning
  • Our quarterly performance review program is designed as a vehicle for ongoing counseling and mentoring to ensure our staff are prepared, trained, and motivated and can effectively meet the company objectives
  • Recognizing and rewarding staff throughout the year in many ways, including opportunities to develop their skills through a variety of assignments, professional development, and hands-on training. We also created an environment where top performers are recognized as leaders in our industry and community
  • A robust medical, vision, and dental plan, which includes an employer contribution

Community Outreach

By proactively engaging the communities and clients we serve, Elevate enhances our ability to be an effective, profitable, and trusted partner. Elevate has embarked on several initiatives to strengthen and reach out to our communities, some of which are described below:

Involved Employees: Through designated employee community days, many of our employees give their time to participate in community events throughout the year, from supporting organizations such as local pet shelters and Foundation Fighting Blindness to taking part in the Philadelphia region's VisionWalk. Elevate invests in several animal rights and wildlife causes, including Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, and the American Eagle Foundation.

Elevate also supports Bringing Hope Home®, a non-profit organization that provides Unexpected Amazingness® to local families with cancer through financial and emotional support.

Philanthropy: Elevate recognizes the importance of giving back through its financial and in-kind contributions to bring about positive change.

Healthcare Marketing Education: We are proud of our outreach activities with local high schools and colleges to provide education and encouragement to students interested in healthcare advertising.

Local and Small Business: We are dedicated to supporting our community’s economic growth by procuring supplies and services from small, independent, and diverse businesses.

Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity Policy: The goal of our Supplier Diversity Policy is to promote the inclusion of small and diverse businesses in our purchasing process and to continuously strive to increase our investment in qualifying entities.

Qualifying suppliers must meet business size criteria established by the Small Business Administration and include entities across the following categories:

  • Minority-owned
  • Disability-owned
  • Woman-owned
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Veteran-owned (including disabled veteran-owned)
  • LGBT-owned
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses

Suppliers are evaluated on several criteria, including price, quality, customer service, delivery, and other business requirements. Elevate is committed to identifying, actively seeking, and continuously expanding our network of potential small and diverse business vendors when selecting the best supplier to meet our business needs and the development of a diverse supplier base.

Latest Updates

June has been a month where everyone at Elevate has taken the time to grow, learn, and reflect on how we can be better. We appreciate and value our incredible friends at Duane Morris for inviting Elevate to sit in on speaker sessions for the last 3 years. This month alone, our team attended events for Neurodiversity, Pride Month, and Juneteenth. We’re also thankful for Elevate leadership for encouraging the entire company to attend these @DuaneMorrisLLP sessions that reflect the important topics in the world around us. #ElevateTeamwork #TrustRespectTolerance ...

Pride month is about celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, while also taking steps further towards equality. For that reason, Elevate has chosen to donate to William Way Community Center—a local organization that aims to engage and support the diverse LGBTQ+ communities in Philadelphia through arts, culture, community relationships, counseling, and other innovative programs. @waygayphilly strives to make the LGBTQ+ community feel safe, connected, and empowered. Learn more about William Way and check out their calendar of events here: waygay.org

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Elevate takes PRIDE in supporting organizations that make an impactful difference in society, which is why we choose to donate to the Spruce Foundation. This local organization focuses on cultivating the next generation of philanthropists through community giving and grant-making in support of Philadelphia’s youth. @sprucefoundation is working to better and uplift Philadelphia’s youth by raising funds for future generations to support the LGBTQ+ community. To learn more about the Spruce Foundation or get involved, visit their website: sprucefoundation.org

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Happy Pride Month! During the month of June, we’re highlighting different organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community. Mazzoni Center provides healthcare, gender-affirming care, testing, and supportive services to the LGBTQ+ community. Mazzoni Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the individuals they serve. Inclusivity is of paramount importance, which is why Elevate is donating to support and stand with Mazzoni Center’s missions, efforts, and resources. To donate or learn more about Mazzoni Center, visit their website: mazzonicenter.org

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Elevate is committed to an inclusive and positive workplace, and we look for opportunities to build upon that foundation. WomenHack is an organization that empowers #WomenInTech through events, jobs, and reviews, aiming to create a more diverse and accepting workplace for all. Lisa Tamborello, Chief Talent Officer, recently attended the 2022 WomenHack virtual event, joining companies from around the world looking to break the bias of women in tech roles. Connecting with a community like @WomenHack reinforces our commitment to an inclusive and supportive work environment. #ElevateTeamwork #AdAgency #hcsm #TrustRespectTolerance #WomensHistoryMonth ...

Although the number of people earning STEM-related PhDs is increasing, women make up only 27% of STEM workers. Elevate’s Rachel Underwood earned a PhD in biomedical sciences before joining our team as a Medical Writer. Rachel is more than a brilliant medical researcher and writer—she is an inspiration at the agency. Rachel is at the center of ensuring our creative work is supported by medical evidence. She is one of the many women at Elevate who continue to redefine the stats and rewrite history for females in healthcare advertising. #TrustRespectTolerance #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInStem #WomenInBusiness #WomenLeaders

Source: Bureau USC. Women are nearly half of U.S. workforce but only 27% of STEM workers. https://buff.ly/33Q8alX. https://buff.ly/39l6ynT. Published October 8, 2021. Accessed March 25, 2022.
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Only 33% of creative directors in the US are female. They go into this field to hone skills, to grow as creative professionals—and, for some, to change the history of that 33%. Elevate’s VP, Creative Director, Tara Powers exemplifies these qualities. Tara is consistently at the heart of our agency’s success, working toward new heights again and again. She is not only a ground-breaking creator, but also a brilliant strategist and motivating mentor—everything required to be a stand-out leader. Tara is the epitome of talent, as she inspires both our team and all women creatives in the industry. #TrustRespectTolerance #WomensHistoryMonth #CreativeWomen #WomenInBusiness #WomenLeaders

Source: Zippia. Creative director demographics and statistics in the US. Published December 14, 2021. Accessed February 28, 2022. https://buff.ly/3qqc40G.
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40% of US businesses are women-owned. These women inspire others, showing females everywhere that they too can be leaders. Elevate co-founder Lorna Weir is a prime example of a woman leading by example. Lorna boldly took a chance when she started Elevate in 2015, where she envisioned the possibilities of what the agency could be. Six years and many agency achievements later, Lorna is still striving for new levels of greatness. She leads the company to new heights, looking to the future of how Elevate can continue to deliver innovative and impactful ideas.

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Source: Shepherd M. Women-owned businesses: statistics and overview (2021). Fundera Ledger. https://buff.ly/3m8yMG6. Published December 16, 2020. Accessed February 24, 2022.
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