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9 Ways Johnson & Johnson Has Supported Women Since 1886

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For Women's Equality Day, learn how the world's largest and most broadly based healthcare company has been empowering female employees, scientists and leaders—and improving the well-being of mothers around the world—since its founding 136 years ago.
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1908.

That’s the year Johnson & Johnson hired its first female scientist—no small feat during an era in which fewer than 3% of women attended college.

Then again, this is hardly surprising for a company whose first 14 employees included eight women—and whose workforce today is nearly 50% female. In fact, Johnson & Johnson's diversity and inclusion programs led to its placement in DiversityInc's Hall of Fame in 2021.

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, take a look at a few important ways Johnson & Johnson has worked to advance and celebrate women both inside and outside the company for over a century.

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Read about the many ways the company is invested in supporting women as they work to help change the trajectory of health for humanity.

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