In addition to better science and innovation, a diverse workforce is key to ensuring we deliver equal care. Diversity should not be limited to those on the front line, we need diverse leadership and diverse scientists. Historically, health care systems have been designed and led by those of a similar culture and background and this singular perspective can inadvertently benefit those of the same culture over others when they come to our health care system. This extends to the scientists generating the medical knowledge we rely on. Ensuring that we have a diverse workforce generating medical science and designing and leading our health care systems, will ensure the care we deliver and the treatments we discover will meet everyone’s needs.