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Black Leadership Network

BLN aims to promote an inclusive and equitable work culture through strategic partnership, mentorship, networking, education, and advocacy.

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The businesses of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma, and EMD Electronics in the U.S. and Canada.

Our Mission


The Black Leadership Network (BLN), a newly relaunched ERG for all business sectors in North America, brings together Black employees to foster learning and development, create networking opportunities, develop ideas to drive our company forward, and positively impact our communities.

Launched in 2012, in its beginning, the Black Leadership Network (BLN) supported the personal and career development of Black salaried professionals in St. Louis, Missouri. BLN has returned and now enables Black employees, across all levels and business sectors in North America.  BLN aims to promote an inclusive and equitable work culture through strategic partnership, mentorship, networking, education, and advocacy.

 



Steering Committee

Randal Beans
Marketing Operations Manager, LS
Lynette Collins
Sector HR Business Partner
Christallyn Williams
Corporate Council, LS

Steering Committee


Randal Beans
Co-Lead


Christallyn Williams
Co-Lead


Lynette Collins
Co-Lead

Quotes from our leadership team

Past BLN Events

  • BLN Relaunch Event featuring Executive Coach Charmaine McClarie
  • Virtual Curiosity Lab for Delta GEMS
  • Black History Month Series Virtual Trivia
  • Between the World and Me Book Discussion
  • Prof. Claude Steele - keynote speaker
  • Virtual Career Day for EXPLORE Biosciences
  • Developing Your Professional Toolkit
  • Juneteenth Celebration featuring Lynne Jackson - keynote speaker

Additional Company Information

Sustainability
For us, scientific progress and responsible entrepreneurship go hand in hand, enabling us to create a sustainable future for everyone.

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Diversity
We respect diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture that allows everyone to maximize their potential.

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Global Health
More than half the world’s population still does not have adequate access to health. That’s why we have made it a high priority to address this global health challenge.

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