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Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Letter From Our CEO

June 10, 2020

Both Dr. Martin Luther King’s and Bobby Kennedy’s speeches shone a spotlight on a longstanding history of social injustice, discrimination and economic disparity, particularly for African Americans. Sadly, these issues remain with us today over 50 years later and the job losses during this pandemic have ripped away any veneer that suggests otherwise.

So, I want to go on record now as publicly affirming that

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

And I feel compelled to say the names of those lives that have been unjustly killed and denied their inalienable right to life: George Floyd, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Jamar Clark, Freddie Gray, Breonna Taylor and many others – sadly too many for me to name today. But, we recognize and remember their tragic loss of life by saying their names. 

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Sutro Biopharma has committed itself to fostering workplace development, diversity, and inclusion (WDDI) at Sutro and across the biotechnology industry.  We are dedicated to being at the forefront of efforts to develop a diverse and talented global workforce.  To that end, we affirmatively support the following WDDI Principles adopted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), and pledge to do our part to foster diversity and inclusion among our employees, customers and the lives of patients.


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