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THE COMMITMENT TO WOMEN AND DIVERSITY AT JOHNSON & JOHNSON ISN’T A MODERN CONCEPT. WHEN THE COMPANY OPENED IN 1886, 8 OF THE 14 INITIAL EMPLOYEES WERE WOMEN.
-Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Uplifting Women As Leaders, Catalysts, And Innovators
- In 2o20, 43% of women are managers at J&J, and women represent 30% of board members and 47% of global associates.
- J&J is a member of the Fortune — U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership.
- Not only does J&J offer a range of leadership programs, it also transparently publishes goals and tracks its progress.
- The WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program sponsors female professors in STEM fields worldwide, connects students to successful professionals, and provides role models for young girls. It has reached 1 million girls.
Championing Inclusive Leadership & Investing in Diversity
- By ensuring diverse slates for open positions, deepening relationships with target universities and MBA programs and making unconscious bias training a key capability for managers who interview candidates, J&J addresses diversity and inclusion through recruiting.
- J&J is building inclusive leadership competencies across the company by,
- Engaging Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji to provide sessions that raise awareness of unconscious bias and how to mitigate its effects.
- Embedding unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion training within standard management courses.
- Reaching more than 105,000 employees through these trainings globally.
- Since 2010, Johnson & Johnson has been a member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR), an exclusive group of 28 companies that advance corporate best practices for supplier diversity and spend at least $1 billion dollars (Tier 1) annually with certified minority, women, veteran, LGBT, and disability-owned businesses.
- Johnson & Johnson is committed to pay equity, including gender and racial/ethnic group pay equity. The principle of equal pay is stated within the J&J Credo, which declares responsibility for providing fair and adequate compensation, and is guided by its Global Compensation Framework. The Framework ensures employees are compensated based on recognition of their business contributions, and is consistent worldwide.
Supporting Employees Both In And Out Of The Office
- Paid family leave at Johnson & Johnson is well above the benchmarks of Gender Fair and Fortune 500 companies with 17 weeks for birth parents and 8 weeks for non-birth parents.
- J&J’s suite of programs to support families include breast milk shipping service, coverage for special needs children, fertility support, flexible work schedules, and onsite fitness and health centers.
- Its Global Public Health Organization uniquely combines R&D, in-country operations, advocacy, and partnerships to make health care available, affordable and accessible for the world’s most underserved populations.
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Fighting For Racial Justice
- In early June of 2020, J&J committed $10 million over three years to help fight racism in the U.S. This will begin with an extension of their support for the National Museum of African American History and Culture and its key initiatives, such as the new “Talking About Race” online program, which provides the tools and guidance needed for educators, parents and people committed to creating a more equitable world to have powerful dialogues about race. Read CEO Alex Gorsky’s powerful message here.
- Through a partnership with CareMessage, J&J is providing Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and community clinics throughout the U.S. free access to a COVID-19 messaging platform to send critical information to more than 3 million Black, Latino and Native American patients in urban and rural areas. This platform is currently being used in 23 states, and more than 11 million COVID-19-related text messages have been sent as of August 2020.
- In March of 2020, J&J was the only company to endorse the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020. This legislation contains nine bills that aim to fill gaps in our existing legislative framework to comprehensively address Black maternal health in America.
BY CHAMPIONING WOMEN, WE’RE ACHIEVING NOT ONLY IMPROVED BUSINESS RESULTS BY CREATING A HEALTHIER WORKFORCE, WE’RE ACHIEVING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES