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      9 ways Johnson & Johnson has supported women since 1886
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      9 ways Johnson & Johnson has supported women since 1886

      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 137 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.

      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.

      An infographic showing Johnson & Johnson's support of women through the years

      *This story was updated in March 2023

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