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      Our commitment to women

      Johnson & Johnson has been championing women and giving them the tools, resources and opportunities to succeed at work and at home since our founding more than 130 years ago.

      We believe women can be catalysts for creating healthier people, healthier communities and a healthier world.

      Women are innovators meeting today’s challenges and inventing tomorrow’s solutions. They are scientists and technologists. They are caregivers, mentors, mothers and innovators. They are the anchors of the family, leaders in our business and drivers of the global economy.

      We must champion them. Celebrate them. Partner with them. And give them the freedom to pursue their passions.

      Caring for women in our global community will fuel the future of human health.

      Igniting the global power of women

      Personal stories
      Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite participants Monica Cotton Rozelle, Susan Shalloe, Heather Knox and Joella Flood

      Re-Ignite: The Johnson & Johnson career program that’s helping people return to the world of STEM

      Whether it’s due to the birth of a child, a health problem or another personal issue, life often necessitates a break from work. But it can be tough to come back from an extended leave—especially in the STEM fields. Johnson & Johnson wants to help change that.
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      FINAL LEDE- “Empowering Women Empowers Everyone”: Meet 5 Change Agents Who Are Helping Advance Gender Balance- Empowering women IWD

      Meet 5 change agents who are helping advance gender balance

      One way we can all help improve the trajectory of health for humanity? Bridge the gender gap so more women can shine, innovate and put their mark on the world. Women like these Johnson & Johnson movers and shakers.

      See some of the many ways Johnson & Johnson sparks women’s advancement

      We remain focused on growing, nurturing and propelling groundbreaking women leaders as they transform healthcare today and the future of healthcare tomorrow. We believe by caring for women in our global community we will continue to fuel innovation in human health.

      Our legacy of empowering women

      Back in 1886, eight of our first 14 employees were female. Today, 43% of management positions in the U.S. are held by women. Every day, women play leading roles throughout our company and help power us forward toward healthier tomorrows. Visit Johnson & Johnson’s virtual museum to learn more.
      Our heritage
      Edith Von Kuster (image courtesy of her family); Johnson & Johnson lab (image courtesy of Johnson & Johnson Archives)

      Meet the first female scientist Johnson & Johnson ever hired

      For Women’s Equality Day, our Chief Historian celebrates Edith Von Kuster’s groundbreaking role and how it set the tone for company culture in the century-plus to come.
      Our heritage
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      11 ways Johnson & Johnson has empowered women worldwide for over 130 years

      As International Women’s Day encourages us to #PressforProgress, we take a look at how the company’s innovations and initiatives have helped press for women’s progress since its founding.
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      Working girls: How Johnson & Johnson has been empowering women since 1886

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