This year we are highlighting LGBTQIA+ global leaders.
This week meet the wonderful Scott Jardine, Head of Marketing at AstraZeneca. Scott has worked across consumer and pharmaceuticals with Red Bull, GSK and currently working as Head of Marketing for AstraZeneca. He spent the majority of his career working with GSK in the UK business across a range of different sales and marketing roles before moving outside of the UK to work as Head of Commercial Excellence for the Nordics region and Commercial Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. He joined AstraZeneca as a Regional Business Director in 2020 before moving to lead the marketing team for the biologics portfolio. He is most proud of launching innovative medicines that help patients and working with diverse teams across different countries.
What does Pride mean to you?
"It means not forgetting your position of privilege to help give others confidence."
What makes you feel empowered in the workplace?
"Building trust with the senior leaders I work with and ensuring an environment where the positive challenge is welcome."
How can colleagues be allies in the workplace?
"Educate themselves, be vulnerable to ask questions to educate themselves, be visible and challenging behaviours.|"
What can businesses do to empower the LGBTQIA+ community?
"Hold LGBT+ inclusion on the same level and gender or ethnicity. Share stories of how it can help create the right culture for productivity and overall benefits to leaders/business."
Who is your role model, and why?
"An old colleague and mentor of mine who is unashamedly themselves. They taught me that I could/should do more to use my position of privilege to challenge and make a difference."
Advice to your younger self
"Talk it out with the people you trust the most."