Med Ad News spoke with James Talerico and Nadine Leonard, co-presidents of Heartbeat, and Michelle Edwards, the agency’s VP of human resources, about why the agency wrote its letter about improving diversity and inclusivity, where Heartbeat will be in the next few years in its D&I goals, and how Edwards has worked to make an already-welcoming workplace even better.

In honor of Black History Month, BioSpace highlighted 10 African-American leaders who have prominent roles in the life sciences and biopharmaceutical industry.