BioDiversity Fellow Leadership Development Program

Expanding Diverse Talent Pipelines in the Life Sciences.

Multicultural professionals in the life sciences face a distinct set of challenges due to the organizational hierarchy, highly specialized nature of roles, and prolonged path to executive leadership. The BioDiversity Fellows Program equips mid-career professionals with the tools and industry expertise to anticipate and excel as they navigate these dynamics.

Who Should Consider This Program?

The curriculum is best suited for leaders in the life sciences field. Admission to the BioDiversity Fellows Program is limited to a select group of America’s most promising professionals of color from life sciences industries and medical fields, as selected by their supervisor.


Industry Focused Sessions

Each class will meet in remote monthly development sessions, February-December, designed and facilitated by experts and reputable faculty. The curriculum utilizes tools such as EQi and Myers Briggs assessments and addresses the most salient challenges in the field and strategies for accelerating the path to leadership roles.

Executive Coaching

Between sessions, BioDiversity Fellows receive both individual and cohort executive coaching to apply their learning. Participants engage in concentrated analysis and problem solving of real-world challenges with this assigned cohort of six peers and a distinguished coach, specializing in life science’s leadership coaching through a multicultural lens.

Manager Engagement

Our programs feature the unique element of reaching beyond the class of participants to prepare their managers to succeed as leaders of diverse teams. Adapted sessions prepare participants’ direct managers to champion employees in their career development and introduce best practice frameworks for creating and leading diverse, high performing teams.

Alumni Feedback


Of alumni say The Partnership has strengthened their professional networks.


Of alumni could better navigate organizational cultures after their programs.


Of alumni now have an expanded managerial skill set.


Of alumni would recommend The Partnership to a colleague.


Of alumni have enhanced their job performance as a result of The Partnership.

“I cannot speak highly enough about The Partnership experience. The incredible speakers, the transdisciplinary collaboration, and the coaching made it possible for me to elevate my approach to problem solving within and outside of medicine. Additionally, there is a large network of alum who will continue to influence and strengthen my future career.”

Alister Martin MD.
BioDiversity 2020 Alum
Faculty Harvard Medical School Center for Social Justice, MGH

“Participating in the Partnership program was a life changing experience. I am from Ghana, West Africa, and attending the Partnership sessions helped me to recognize cultural blind spots and deepen my understanding of what leadership is looking for. This resulted in my promotion and our organization has consistently increased our number of nominees each year since.”

Kofi Williams
BioDiversity Fellow 2020 Alum
Rapid Projects Team Lead, MIT, Lincoln Labs

Join This Year’s Class!

Application Deadline: February 4, 2022

Program Fee: $8,000

For More Information: Contact Maya Grevatt, Director of Recruitment at or 617-988-6155.