Employee Networks

Connecting and supporting people across Springer Nature Group

At Springer Nature, diversity and inclusion is at the core of how we work and who we are. Working towards a more inclusive and diverse workplace creates opportunities and allows our people to perform at their best. Our employee-networks focus on fostering dialogue around diversity, community building, advice and advocacy. They unite people who share an identity – like being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a person with a disability or a parent – with those who support them and who want to learn more about their perspectives and experiences. 

SN Pride
SN Women
SN Parents
Springer Nature Asians & Pacific Islanders Network
SN Pride

SN Pride

SN Pride is our network for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Launched in 2018, there are now local representatives in London, the Netherlands, Spain, Argentina, Germany and the USA. 

SN Pride aims to help all of its members feel accepted, supported and included by offering guidance to the company, creating resources to support employees at work and at home, organising events and working together with the wider LGBTQ+ community in Science and Education.

SN Pride members have created the LGBTQ+ Basics guide, which aims to provide some of the core information about what it means to be LGBTQ+, and how to be an ally to those in the LGBTQ+ community.

To the SN Pride LGBTQ+ Basics Guide

"I wanted to be part of Springer Nature Pride because I am not only a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, but I am also very proud to work for a company that promotes diversity, inclusiveness and the open sharing of knowledge with the scholarly communities we serve. While those values might sound unrelated at first, celebrating diversity both inside and outside of Springer Nature comes from a shared desire to be educated, to understand other people and to maintain a constant curiosity about the world around us. I see those values and desires as inherent to our work. They are also embodied by everyone I know involved with the SN Pride network, and across our company as a whole. Networks like SN Pride give us the space to support each other in succeeding in our common goals at work, but they also provide space to appreciate and celebrate the different perspectives we bring to our jobs and the communities we serve every day."

Dylan Parker, Publisher in Medicine and Life Sciences Journals

Dylan Parker © Springer Nature

Dylan Parker

SN Women

SN Women

The SN Women global network provides a forum to promote gender equality and support self-defining women across Springer Nature to achieve their personal and professional ambitions.

The network aims to empower and inspire women, share knowledge and insights across the company, and build a real community to drive cultural change. Open to people of all genders, the network is run by a global team, running campaigns, hosting events and making a difference across Springer Nature.

“I have been at Springer Nature for eight months and joining SN Women has been a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and network across this global company. I’ve also had great fun getting creative with event organising. Our networks play a significant role in exploring work-related issues – they provide a space to talk about the everyday difficulties of working life that we all face and share advice.”

Lucy Davies, Journals Operations Coordinator

Lucy Davies © Springer Nature



The Springer Nature Disabled Employee Network (SN DEN) provides support, advocacy and advice for employees with disabilities or impairments at a global and local level, and guidance for those wishing to support others.

SN DEN acts as a unified voice on issues related to disability, advising on accessibility and innovation for Springer Nature, as an employer and as a business.

"I wanted to be part of SN DEN because my disability is a huge part of who I am and SN DEN offers a platform in which to be open about my experiences and needs as a disabled working adult. I take part in a way that few others could and put my own unique stamp on my contribution. 
I feel that disabled employee networks are important because they offer disabled people the chance to have their say on what is going on in an organisation, as well as being able to smooth the path of those employees coming into the organisation. They are also a means of improving the experience that disabled customers have. This enables disabled people to develop their professional networks, understand a wider range of business areas and gain expertise in areas that they otherwise would not be able to, and as such greatly enrich their professional lives. "

Leo, Johnson, Editorial Assistant, Clinical Medicine

Leo Johnson © Springer Nature



The SN A&PI employee network provides support and mentoring for Asian and Pacific Islander colleagues in our offices in the United States. Our mission is to provide a safe space to share cultural experiences and to help each other navigate through the unique challenges of our community.

"I came from an industry that was quite homogenous and was often the “diverse” perspective in the room. I felt the pressure to speak for an entire continent of cultures, and it was quite isolating. When I joined Springer Nature, I saw a vibrant Asian and Pacific Islander community. It was an opportunity to learn more about my own culture and meet more of my colleagues across the company.

Getting to know my A&PI colleagues has been the greatest joy of the employee network. The diversity is amazing! The representation from various cultures brings many different perspectives that we can use to lift and empower one another. With SN A&PI, we share our successes but also sympathize with the struggles to overcome stereotypes about our community in the workplace and society-at-large.

I’m so glad to have the SN network here to share and celebrate the joys of being a Chinese American."

Jenny Lui, Senior Trade Sales Manager

Jenny Liu