By Beth Roden, Senior Vice President and Head of Communications, Bayer U.S.

In a way, I’m from all over. My roots go back to Corning in Western New York. From there, I moved briefly to Illinois before spending 20 years in North Carolina, then crossing the pond to spend six years in Germany. Now, I’m looking to move back to the Northeast with my husband Marc, making New Jersey our home. The plan involves spending lots of time with our three daughters — Emily (25), Kelsey (23) and Olivia (20) — and our much-loved fur babies. …


By Gregory Le Cleir, Deputy Director U.S. Advocacy Relations, U.S. Communications and Advocacy, Bayer U.S.

One of the privileges of working with Patient Advocacy is working directly with patients and patient organizations. The work helps to ensure people who are directly impacted by a condition, as well as those who care about them, are understood, respected, and considered in Bayer’s decision-making process.

In fact, ensuring this is central to Bayer’s commitment. Sometimes interactions with patients and patient organizations gives us insight into the individual journeys of people affected by a condition as they seek health equity and better health outcomes…


By Tom McDonald, VP Team Leader, Walmart and Sam’s Club, Bayer Consumer Health

Of my 35-year career in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, no time has been as interesting and difficult as the past 15 months. The learnings are abundant, yet I’m not sure how to apply them all in the roles that I have.

At Bayer Consumer Health, I’m responsible for managing our business at Walmart and Sam’s as the Team Leader. While I have held this role for the past two years, I have called on Walmart and Sam’s Club for the last 25 years. My more important…


By Esther Ma, International Procurement Management Trainee, Bayer

In November of 2019 I stepped onto Bayer’s Whippany, NJ campus for my final round interview to be a Master’s Procurement Intern. Little did I know that it would be my last time seeing anyone from Bayer in person and my only time stepping on Bayer’s campus, but the start of an amazing experience.

When I accepted my offer with Bayer, I did not expect the world to be shutting down and completing my entire internship virtually. I have never had the experience of working virtually, let alone onboarding, and trying to…


By: Charlie Blalock, Field Sales Rep, Crop Science Division, Bayer

As a Bayer Field Sales Rep for 10 years, promoting the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program (now open for enrollment for all eligible farmers through Bayer Fund) is far from my primary job…but it’s an amazing perk I’m always excited to volunteer time for. You can’t put a price on bringing a smile to someone.

I’ve spent most of my sales career in Harrisonville, Missouri (population 10,000), and we’re the kind of small rural community who benefits from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program — which has given away more…


By Asia Blackwell, Production Associate, Hawaii Sustainment Ops

Tomorrow is National Intern Day — a time when we recognize our future leaders, our interns. Each year, Bayer welcomes close to 300 undergraduates through PhD candidate students, across the U.S. Our interns and co-ops work on challenging assignments and learn from excellent mentors, all while taking advantage of intentionally designed personal and professional development, focused volunteer activities, and professional and social networking. Asia Blackwell took part in three internships before taking on an exciting full-time position as a Production Associate in Kunia, HI. …


By Kelli Brown, U.S. Cotton Portfolio Manager*, Crop Science, Bayer U.S.

Have you ever been involved on a project or worked with a colleague so passionate about what they do that you find yourself jumping at the opportunity to play a small part in their lifelong mission? That has been my experience working on a recent cotton project with Keylon Gholston, Bayer Deltapine® cotton Product Manager, an industry veteran for more than 30 years.


June marks the official Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Pride Month, coinciding with the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969, which is known as a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S.

At Bayer, BLEND, one of our many Business Resource Groups (BRG) open to all of our employees, started in the U.S. during the 1990s in Berkeley, CA. Now with other chapters in the U.S., and around the world, BLEND supports a healthy and trusting environment that is free of prejudice and fair for all.

We asked BLEND members who are parents of LGBT+…


By Jennifer McKaskle, Director, Strategic Alliances and Market Access, Radiology

‘Everyone deserves clear answers about their health.’ This is the purpose statement that drives our Radiology organization. It’s the inspiration behind my work.

In 2002, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I watched her courageous battle through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. She is my inspiration for the work I do for Bayer’s Radiology division that continues to advance healthcare and promote new methods for detecting breast cancer, such as Contrast Enhanced Mammography. This year, my mom will celebrate 19 years being cancer free. …


By Donna Libretti Cooke, Director, Contracting & Budgeting, Clinical Development Operations (CDO), Bayer

I’m a firm believer in fate and that everything happens for a reason. But if you had told me 10 years ago that my experience in Rome, Italy would one day coincide with my work today within Bayer Pharma Clinical Development Operations (CDO), I would have said ‘come è possibile’?!

When I moved to Rome with my family in 2009, I took a hiatus from my pharma work. I was lucky to land a public affairs job advancing United States policy efforts to promote sustainable development and…

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