Awards & Recognition

We are proud to have received numerous awards in the CRO industry. This recognition reflects the passion our employees bring to our mission.

  • 2022

    Parexel recognized with the 2022 IWEI Top Employer Award in the Bronze category

    Recognized with the 2022 IWEI Top Employer Award in the Bronze category, Parexel was selected for developing inclusive policies and initiating activities that promote LGBT+ inclusion for colleagues. Parexel has received the IWEI Top Employer Award each year since 2020. The IWEI is India’s only comprehensive benchmarking tool for companies to measure their progress on LGBT+ inclusion.

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    Parexel recieves Outstanding Health Practice Award at the 2022-2023 Mercer China Healthiest Workplace Awards

    Parexel received the Outstanding Health Practice Award at the 2022-2023 Mercer China Healthiest Workplace Awards in Shanghai for its flexible work program. By better understanding the specific needs of its colleagues and enabling them to choose the work environment that supports their professional and personal development, Parexel has effectively improved employee engagement and cultivated a greater sense of belonging across its employee base. Launched in 2016 by a leading professional consulting firm in employee health and benefits, the Mercer China Healthiest Workplace Awards spotlight employers in China who provide the healthiest working environments for the sake of improving overall employee health and wellbeing.

    DiversityPlus Top 25 Diversity Change Leaders: Nishant Deep

    Parexel’s Nishant Deep, Director of Global Procurement and Supplier Diversity has been named as one of the DiversityPlus Top 25 Diversity Change Leaders. This award is presented to leaders who have strived to bring light to our times, and who have tirelessly championed the cause of diverse suppliers. Nishant leads the Supplier Diversity committee under the corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) division at Parexel, which works to increase DEI throughout the organization and in its relationships with patients and suppliers.

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    PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas: Sharup Karim & Navneet Singh

    Parexel employees were named as finalists in two of the PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas categories. Sharup Karim was named as a finalist in the “New CRA (less than 4 years’ experience)” category and Navneet Singh was named as a finalist in the “Clinical Trial Manager” category. The Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas competition is designed to uncover the exception talent of clinical researchers across the Americas. Congratulations, Sharup and Navneet!

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    2022 PharmaVoice Red Jacket: Peyton Howell

    Peyton Howell, Chief Operating and Growth Officer, was recognized with PharmaVoice's highest distinction as a 2022 Red Jacket honoree. This esteemed award distinguishes the most inspiring leaders in the life sciences industry. Peyton’s Red Jacket honor and two-time recognition as a PharmaVOICE100 recipient reflect her 26 years of innovative leadership in the healthcare industry, including the last four at Parexel where she has been instrumental in leading our strategic focus on culture, DE&I and putting patients first.

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    2022 PharmaVoice 100: Jim Anthony

    Jim Anthony, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Parexel Biotech, was honored in the 2022 PharmaVoice 100 list of most inspiring people in the life sciences industry. Jim was recognized for his outstanding leadership, ready-for-anything attitude and relationship-building prowess to grow Parexel’s Biotech business with a Patients-First approach. His leadership has been transformational to the company’s growth while contributing to innovative new therapies, such as Cell and Gene, to assist patients with unmet healthcare needs in areas like oncology and rare disease.

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    The top 10 companies hiring for hybrid jobs right now, according to new research

    Parexel was named to FlexJobs’ inaugural list of the Top 100 Companies for Hybrid Jobs in 2022, spotlighting companies with the most hybrid jobs available.

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    Top LGBTQIA+ Voice to Follow on LinkedIn

    Our colleague Liam Paschall was recognized as a Top LGBTQIA+ Voice to Follow on LinkedIn. With a heart for advocacy and a voice for all, Liam is constantly taking actions to achieve LGBTQIA+ inclusion and equality. For example, Liam presented at 2022 DIA on "Transgender and Non-binary Patients Inclusivity in Clinical Research" for a standing-room only audience. Liam is also a member of Parexel's DE&I and Pride committees, where he helped onboard and provide access training, like SafeZone, for all Parexel colleagues. In his free time, he mentors LGBTQIA+ youth and provides supports their families.

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    PROUT AT WORK-Foundation PROUT Voices List

    Our colleague Mano Thiravong was named to the PROUT AT WORK-Foundation's PROUT Voices List for his/her commitment to LGBTQ+ equality at work. Mano joined Parexel in September 2008 where he/she is an Associate Project Director for Late Phase clinical studies. He/her is an active member of our PRIDE and Germany DE&I committees and is a performer at Die Schaubühne in Berlin.

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    Parexel ranked as Top Company in Healthcare by LinkedIn

    Parexel was ranked #3 on LinkedIn's Top 25 Companies in Healthcare to grow a career. Backed by unique LinkedIn data measuring different elements of career progression, the list reveals that are investing in their talent and helping set people up for long-term success.

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    Parexel recognized with the CRO Leadership Award

    Parexel received the 2022 CRO Leadership Award, presented by Life Science Leader and Clinical Leader. Parexel is one of only three CROs to be recognized with a CRO Leadership Award for 11 consecutive years. Parexel was also recognized across all five categories – Capabilities, Compatibility, Expertise, Quality, and Reliability – for exceeding customer expectations by each customer segment.

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    Jamie Langley featured on DIVA Magazine’s 2022 MYGWOMEN list

    Jamie Langley, Senior Director and Global Head of Parexel Academy, was included on DIVA Magazine's 2022 MYGWOMEN list. The MYGWOMEN list celebrates LGBTQIA+ women who are changemakers in their communities and industries and are committed to creating tangible changes where everyone can succeed.

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    Parexel named finalist in Informa Pharma Intelligence Awards Japan

    Parexel shortlisted as a "Best CRO" finalist at the inaugural Informa Pharma Intelligence Awards Japan. This new award will recognize CROs that provide full or specialist services to their clients and which have a presence the Asia Pacific region.

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    Parexel receives “Silver” rating by Ecovadis

    Parexel received a silver rating by Ecovadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. A silver rating is awarded to organizations with a structured and proactive sustainability approach with strong reporting on KPIs and actions.

    Forbes’ America’s Best Management Consulting Firms 2022

    Health Advances, a Parexel company, was featured on Forbes’ annual list featuring the best consulting firms in the United States.

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    Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Luminary – Aida Sabo

    The HBA Luminary award celebrates women leaders who serve as a role model in their company. Aida was selected for her work actively mentoring and sponsoring others, helping to advance other women’s careers and exhibiting dedication to the healthcare industry.

    PharmaTimes International Clinical Research of the Year

    Three Parexel colleagues were selected as finalists in the 2022 PharmaTimes International Clinical Research of the Year Awards -- Gosia Skaradzinska (Clinical Trial Administrator), Olga Kalashnikova (Aspiring Clinical Research Associate) and Yashpalsinh Raj (Team Leader). This annual award competition challenges, recognizes and rewards the talent and passion of researchers at all levels.

    Hall of Fame Award from Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) - Shurti Mp

    The Hall of Fame award is presented to council members who have conducted workshops and presented on real-world evidence (RWE) and real-world data (RWD) related topics through 2021. Shurti has represented Parexel on the ISCR RWE council since 2020.

    DivHERsity Awards - Parexel India

    Parexel India wins two 2022 DivHERsity Awards for our commitment to diversity in the workplace, including winning categories of Top20 Most Innovative Practices – Women Returnee Programs, which supported women in their ability to return to work during the pandemic, and Top20 DivHERSity Champion (Large Enterprises) recognizing Dr. Arjun Narayan for his ongoing efforts to promote gender diversity at Parexel

    Aida Sabo listed on Color’s inaugural Power 50 List of Chief Diversity Officers

    Aida Sabo, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Parexel, was named to the inaugural Power List of 50 Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs). Color’s Power 50 recognizes Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) across the United States who are shaping and innovating the future of diversity, equity and inclusion and belonging.

    Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2022

    Parexel is proud to be featured on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the premier survey benchmarking tool on how corporations across the US and beyond are adopting equitable workplace policies, practices and benefits for LGBTQ+ employees.

    Parexel Named 2022 Catalyst Award Winner

    Parexel was named a 2022 Catalyst Award winner by the global nonprofit organization Catalyst. Parexel was recognized for its Leveraging Gender Partnership to Advance Women in Leadership initiative that has evolved the company culture to one where women have the right resources and training to succeed.

    Parexel Recognized as “Top CRO to Work With”

    In the WCG CenterWatch Global Site Relationship Benchmark Survey, Parexel received highest “Excellent” scores across 35 Performance Attributes Most Valued by Sites out of 29 CROs included in the survey

    Parexel Named a Top 100 Company to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022

    Parexel ranks #19 out of the top 100 companies with the highest number of remote job openings throughout 2021. In addition, Parexel was recognized for being one of only eight companies to have made the FlexJobs list since its inception in 2014.

    "Partnership of the Year" by Medidata

    Parexel was selected in Medidata’s 2021 Customer Awards as “Partnership of the Year”, which recognizes partnerships with Medidata that demonstrates a shared commitment to clinical success and promotes the advancement and acceleration of clinical trial execution through collaboration.

    Best Place to Work in Massachusetts (Health Advances)

    Health Advances, a Parexel company, was ranked #9 in the Medium Companies category (organizations with 100-249 employees) for the fourth consecutive year.

    India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI) 2021 - Bronze Award

    Parexel receives Bronze Award in the 2021 India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI) 2021, a measure of efforts for LGBT+ inclusion. This is Parexel's second consecutive year to receive IWEI recognition.

  • 2021

    PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year - The Americas

    Celine Tizon earned the "Silver" award for Project Manager

    Scrip Award finalist

    Parexel selected as a Scrip award finalist for Best Clinical Research Organization - Full Service Provider

    FlexJobs Announces Top 30 Companies With the Most 100% Remote Jobs

    FlexJobs ranked Parexel as #22 for offering the most 100% remote job opportunities.

    2021 Human Capital Management Excellence Award:Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy (Business Acumen for Project Management)

    Parexel earned a silver medal in Brandon Hall Group’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence Award Program for its a multi-day, group-based learning program (Parexel’s Business Acumen for Project Management)

    PharmaVoice 100: Peyton Howell and Sofia Baig

    Parexel’s Peyton Howell and Sofia Baig Named to 2021 PharmaVoice 100 Most Inspiring People in Life Sciences, recognized for for transformative efforts to drive equity and innovation across the industry

    2021 Leader in Diversity

    Parexel earns “Leaders in Diversity Award” from Triangle Business Journal, selected for its notable accomplishments this year in diversity inclusion, including our gender initiatives, Discussions on Diversity report, diversity committee launches, and employee DE&I training.

    2021 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award

    Parexel Recognized by Frost and Sullivan with 2021 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award, commended for "developing a flexible and agile delivery model to improve clinical trial outcomes.”

    2021 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award

    Parexel Recognized by Frost and Sullivan with 2021 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award, commended for "developing a flexible and agile delivery model to improve clinical trial outcomes.”

    2021 CRO Life Science Award - Capabilities (Overall, Big, Small); Expertise (Overall, Big); Reliability (Overall, Big); Quality (Overall, Big)

    Parexel recognized with CRO Leadership Award for 10th consecutive year

    Most Innovative CRO

    Parexel receives 2021 Life Sciences Award in the Most Innovative CRO category in Triangle Business Journal’s annual Life Sciences Awards.

    ISR Phase I Benchmarking Report: Most Favored Phase I Provider

    Parexel recognized as Most Favored Phase I Provider for fourth consecutive year

    ISR Phase II/III Benchmarking Report: Customer Loyalty

    Parexel ranked #1 for Customer Loyalty; earning top scores on key service provider selection attributes

    2021 Luminary: Mwango Kashoki

    Parexel’s Mwango Kashoki, MD, MPH, named a 2021 Luminary by Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association for identifying solutions to increase diversity in clinical trials

    DivHERsity Awards - Parexel India (3 awards for commitment to diversity in the workplace)

    Parexel India wins three 2021 DivHERsity Awards for our commitment to diversity in the workplace

    2021: Great Place to Work, Parexel India

    Parexel India certified as a 2021 Great Place to Work by GPTW Institute for our actions to strengthen our workplace culture

    2021 Annual Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ Workforce Equality

    Parexel ranks in top 20 percent of 2021 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ workforce equality

  • 2020

    2020 Top 10 Corporate LATINA Executives

    Aida Sabo named one of Top 10 Corporate LATINA Executives of 2020

    2020 Best CRO - Full Service Provider

    Parexel wins “Best CRO - Full-Service Provider at annual Scrip Awards in December 2020

    2020 Patient First Award

    Parexel receives Medidata’s 2020 Patient First Award for its patients-first approach/ commitment to decreasing the burden of trial participation

    2020: PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year (International)

    2020 Silver award for start-up team of the year; 2020 Bronze award for team leader

    2020 PharmaVoice 100: Deb Talton

    Deb Tatton, SVP, Global Clinical Operations, named to the 2020 PharmaVOICE 100 list of the Most Inspiring People in Life Sciences

    Life Science Strategy Group Awards

    Received top-3 CRO ranking by customers in 2020 as perceived market leader on COVID-19 clinical development services and top-2 ranking in China

    Luminary: Peyton Howell

    Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) named Peyton Howell a 2020 Luminary for her impactful work advancing women’s careers in healthcare.

    2020: America's Best Employers for Diversity

    Parexel named to the 2020, 2019 & 2018 Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity List

    2020 Annual Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ Workforce Equality

    Parexel ranks in top 20 percent of Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ workforce equality

    2020 Best Brands, Parexel India

    Parexel’s India Team is First CRO to Receive The Economic Times Best Brands 2020 Award

    ISR Phase II/III Benchmarking Report: Customer Loyalty

    Received 2020 CRO Leadership Award for the 9th consecutive year. Recognized for Capabilities, Compatibility, Expertise, Phase IV, Quality and Reliability

    2020: DivHERsity Awards

    Parexel India Wins two DivHERsity Awards for our commitment to diversity in the workplace

    2020 LEED Certification, Gold (Parexel Mohali, India)

    Parexel’s Mohali, India, Office becomes Parexel’s fifth LEED Gold Certified Facility

    Top Executive in Corporate Diversity

    Aida Sabo named a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise

  • 2019

    PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year (Americas)

    2019 Gold Winner for Best New CRA, The Americas

    2019 PharmaVoice 100: Peyton Howell

    Peyton Howell, EVP, Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, named to the 2019 PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences

    Best CRO

    Parexel named “Best CRO” 2019 by Triangle Business Journal

    America's Best Employers for Diversity

    Most Robus CRO Supply Chain of the Year

    Parexel India awarded Most Robust CRO Supply Chain of the Year, 2019

    Supply Chain Executive of the Year

    Sanjay Vyas Named Supply Chain Executive of the Year, 2019

    ISR Phase II/III Benchmarking Report

    Ranked #1 Among Global CROs for Leadership in Phase II-III Services, 2019

    Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

    Michelle Hoiseth named to HealthData Management’s “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” list, 2019

    Global Clinical Trial Site Relationship Benchmark Survey

    Named a top-3 CRO in CenterWatch’s 2019 Global Clinical Trial Site Relationship Benchmark Survey on attributes deemed most valued by sites

    Best Health Employer in China

    Named Best Health Employer in China 2018-2019

    Best Companies to Work For

    Named to siliconindia’s 2019 Best Companies to Work For

  • 2018

    PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year (International)

    Team Leader Category, Bronze (International)

    Fierce Innovation Award, Life Sciences Edition

    Winner of the 2018 Fierce Innovation Awards: Life Sciences Edition “Best in Show” for Best Outsourcing Partner for partnership with Datavant

    America's Best Employers for Diversity

    PAREXEL has been named to Forbes’ new “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list recognizing the top 250 employers across all industries.

    Best Use of RWE

    Winner of the first-ever Scrip Award for “Best Use of Real-World Evidence” 2018

    Top CRO

    Named the #2 Top CRO by PharmaIQ Network 2018

  • 2017

    PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year Award (International)

    Clinical Research Associate of the Year (International)

    2017 PharmaVoice 100: Sy Pretorius

    Sy Pretorius, EVP, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, named to the 2017 PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring People in Life

    Avoca Group CRO Quality

    Awarded second place in the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) – Avoca Group 2017 CRO Quality Awards

    Largest Life Science Companies in MA

    Ranked #11 in 2018 & 2017 among Largest Life Science Companies List in Massachusetts

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