Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. recently welcomed Catherine Pugh, the mayor of Baltimore, to its Chicago office to celebrate Black History Month.
Pugh spoke to hundreds of employees at the office in Deerfield about issues of concern in the African-American community. The address was part of the company’s ongoing efforts to educate its employees on diversity and inclusion topics.
“We’re delighted to host Mayor Pugh during our celebration of Black History Month as an esteemed source of insight dedicated to promoting economic opportunity for African-Americans,” Laurene Giagnorio, senior vice president, human resources and administration of Takeda, said in a statement. “Our continued commitment to our inclusive culture is a high priority and key to our success. Takeda’s award-winning workplace supports attraction and retention of the finest talent, determined to find innovative solutions for the patients we serve.”
Pugh is the 50th mayor of Baltimore and has a long history of public service and commitment to diversity and inclusion.