Best Practices for Creating Inclusive Work Cultures

Dr. Renee Mclaughlin

National Medical Executive at Cigna

Professional Headshot of Dr. Renee McLaughlin, National Medical Executive at Cigna

In this episode, we celebrate Pride Month with our guest Dr. Renee McLaughlin, the National Medical Executive, Value-Based Relationships at Cigna. Cigna just received its 11th consecutive perfect score for LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion based on the Corporate Equality Index. Dr. McLaughlin will talk about the current environment for LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion and best practices for creating an inclusive work culture. She offers recommendations for being a stronger ally for LGBTQ+ people with a powerful model of the 3 L’s: Let go, Learn, Lean In!

About Dr. McLaughlin:


About Dr. McLaughlin: Dr. Renee Mclaughlin is the National Medical Executive, Value-Based Relationships at Cigna. She leads a team of clinicians who develop, implement, and manage Cigna’s fee-for-value strategy in both primary care (ACO models) and specialty care. She is an expert in population health management, including program design and performance delivery.


Dr. McLaughlin is passionate about building diverse and inclusive workplaces and serving diverse customer segments. She serves in a leadership role in Cigna’s LGBTQ+ diversity organization and supports Cigna’s clients on transgender issues.


Prior to joining CIGNA in 2005, Dr McLaughlin was a practicing general and vascular surgeon in a single-specialty practice. She earned a BS at Adrian College, an MS at Wayne State University, and completed her graduate and post-graduate medical and surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with honors. She served as a Major in the United States Army during the first Gulf war. She currently lives in Michigan.

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