Moderna named Best Workplace for Innovators 2021 by Fast Company

Moderna tops the 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators list following its “epic” COVID-19 vaccine development journey and impressive growth in 2020.

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Moderna has announced that it has been named the number one company on Fast Company’s 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators list, which honours businesses and organisations that demonstrate a commitment to creating and sustaining a culture of innovation and unlocking the potential of creative individuals and diverse teams. 

Developed by the business magazine Fast Company in collaboration with consulting firm Accenture, the 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators rank 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, non-profit, education, financial services, cybersecurity and engineering. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers received nearly 1,500 applications and a panel of eight judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2021 list features workplaces from around the world with several of the honorees based outside the US. This is the third annual edition of the list.

“We are humbled to be recognised by Fast Company as the 2021 Best Workplace for Innovators,” said Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer at Moderna. “Our remarkable team of more than 1,800 employees is the engine behind everything we have accomplished in our fight against the pandemic and the driving force behind our scientific progress, our culture and our mission for patients. I would like to thank the entire Moderna team for their continued innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, as we work to deliver on the promise of our mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines.”

Fast Company praised Moderna for making a “heroic debut” with its “epic 2020 sprint” to produce an effective COVID-19 vaccine, the company’s first commercial product. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the company found new ways to collaborate and invent as its workforce nearly doubled in size.

“At Moderna, we bring together the curious and the bold to advance mRNA science for society and look to foster an environment where our employees are challenged, can be their true selves and turn innovation into impact every day,” Tracey Franklin, Chief Human Resources Officer of Moderna, added. “This past year demonstrated our ability to innovate and grow at an unprecedented pace through the resilience of our people who go above and beyond each day to combat the global health crisis.”

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