Our Community & Philanthropy
Twist has joined Life Science Cares to make a positive impact in our communities and donated to the SF Bay Area chapter to address poverty and inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Diego. LS Cares focuses on three fundamental gaps: survival, education, and sustainability.
SSGA Gender Diversity Index (SHE)
In recognition of our gender diversity efforts, State Street Global Advisors added Twist Bioscience to the SSGA Gender Diversity Index (SHE) in August 2021. SHE tracks the performance of US companies leading their industries in advancing women, and is the first index of its kind and a landmark on the ESG landscape.
Race & Ethnicity at Twist
Since our founding, diversity has been very important to Twist. As of October 15, 2020, our data show that we are made up of 9% Latinx, 3% Black, 4% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 39% Asian, 7% Two or More Races, and several American Indian/ Alaskan Native Twisters. Our executives also come from diverse backgrounds, with many born outside of the US.
Twist conducts an annual employee engagement survey focused on cultural consistency to measure and observe the alignment between culture and behavior; to measure the day-to-day behaviors of employees and to rigorously determine how they drive the success of the organization.
Women at Twist
We are very proud of the fact that there is no glass ceiling for women at Twist. As of December 31, 2021, our Board of Directors is made up of 30% women; our CEO is a woman; our executive team is comprised of 42% women. Women make up a large segment of our revenue generating positions and are present throughout every level of the organization.
How our Work Impacts the World
Our mission is to make synthetic DNA to improve health and sustainability. By taking a technology approach to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of DNA synthesis we enable our customers a more sustainable way to design, build, test, and commercialize future therapeutics, diagnostic tests, agricultural products, materials, biobased chemicals, and data storage solutions.
International Women's Day: Building a Company Without a Glass Ceiling
As a company in science and technology, fields not known for gender diversity, Twist Bioscience is breaking the bias by building a company that does not have a glass ceiling for women.
Twist Helps Develop Mobile, Open-Source COVID-19 Diagnostics Labs
When SARS-CoV-2 slammed into Europe, London-based OpenCell Labs designed an open-source diagnostic lab inside a shipping container to meet the emerging threat.