Reading Pride 2023

Our volunteers from across the Bayer business, gave their weekends to help out and run pop-up Baylab workshops at the Reading Pride Love Unites event.

Bayer Pride stand 2023

Setting up shop in a prime location opposite the family tent the mood was set with up-beat pop and cheese tunes sound tracking the day. Catering for children of all ages, our stand featured a beeswax candle making station, slime making station, red cabbage indicator experiment run by the graduates as part of their STEM ambassador project as well as free Berocca, cookies and rainbow refraction glasses. Slime-making was the talk of the day with non-stop slime creation sessions and over 300 gooey pots produced!


Our sponsorship of Reading Pride this year is part of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy for 2023. This year we’ve partnered with myGwork, a network for LGBTQ+ professionals and allies to connect with and support our employees, prospective talent and our local communities. Reading Pride offered an opportunity to demonstrate our inclusivity as a business in Reading but also our mission to improve access to STEM for everyone through Baylab. Taking part in this important event gave us the opportunity to have important conversations with teachers, parents, fellow life science professionals and customers, as well as having a little fun in the name of science!