Who we are:

Scientist II Andrew and Research Associate II Lily, both on our Discovery Biology team

What we worked on:

Work Life Balance

Something we implemented:

TASC Fridays, where every other Friday we have no standing meetings and folks can work from home or anywhere else they feel most productive

Who we are:

Shoko, Director of Omics, and Jim, head of HR

What we worked on:

Strengthening Second Genome Capabilities

Something we implemented:

An annual internship program where anyone at the company can submit a proposal for an internship on their team, with selections made by an employee committee

Who we are:

Amy Jo, Senior Research Associate in Microbiology; Irina, Scientist II in Microbiology; Sabina, Research Associate II in Protein Science; and Yonggan, Software Developer

What we worked on

Bottlenecks and Solutions

Something we implemented:

A Functional Team Representative (FTR) system to decrease silos and improve communications across teams and projects

Who we are:

Helena, Senior Scientist in Immuno-Oncology; Lynn, Scientist II in Discovery Biology; and Divya, Scientist I in Omics

What we worked on:

Employee Development

Something we implemented:

A mentorship match program where team members can leverage each other’s networks to make helpful professional connections

Who we are:

Cheryl, Scientist II in Omics; Kelsey, Research Associate II in Protein Science; and Roberta, Scientist I in Microbiology

What we worked on:

Employee Survey Results

Something we implemented:

A Women’s Leadership workshop series that focused on topics designed to support women in the workplace and in their careers