At Johnson & Johnson, we believe family comes first. Whether it’s the customers we serve, or those who work for us, our commitment to families is embedded in Our Credo that we strive to live by every day. We’re pleased to be attending two upcoming summits that celebrate our legacy of caring for families.
On June 14, Johnson & Johnson is pleased to join President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to attend the first-ever United State of Women summit and join the discussion on crucial topics such as economic empowerment, gender equality, health and wellness and educational opportunities for women.
Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky will speak about recent enhancements Johnson & Johnson has made to the benefits it offers employees and their families, including our newly enhanced fertility, adoption and surrogacy assistance benefits, global breast milk shipping program, paid leave policy and more. Johnson & Johnson employee Dr. Seina Lee will share her first-person experiences of the benefits that the Johnson & Johnson policies have provided her as she became a new mom. As a company, we are proud to stand with the President and support the advancement and empowerment of women across the world.
Supporting the initiatives of this summit is directly in line with the core values of our organization. Johnson & Johnson has an extensive history of supporting women and mothers worldwide—not only through our products and services, but also through our employment. More than half of our original 14 employees were women. Today, women represent 46% of our 130,000 employees and 43% are in management positions.
As a parent, you have this responsibility to nurture and cherish this individual to the best of your ability. Over the last couple of years, J&J has really taken the lead in providing enhanced family benefits.
Also on June 14, Johnson & Johnson will be a proud attendee and sponsor of the State of America’s Fathers summit in New York City, hosted by Fatherly and Promundo. This summit will discuss the important role that men play, both in the family and in the struggle for gender equality, timed to the release of the State of the World’s Fathers report, which examines global trends around fatherhood.
Johnson & Johnson understands that fathers are a huge part of the equation when it comes to family, and that support for them benefits mothers and children as well. That’s why we provide paid paternal leave, as well as enhanced adoption and parenthood benefits to mothers and fathers alike.
What has having those policies meant for Johnson & Johnson dads building their families? Johnson & Johnson employee Paul Scoggins shares his views on our efforts to support fathers, and shares his journey of adopting three sons with his partner, in the video below.
As Scoggins put it: “As a parent, you have this responsibility to nurture and cherish this individual to the best of your ability. Over the last couple of years, J&J has really taken the lead in providing enhanced family benefits, from expanding benefits, to supporting adoption, to supporting surrogacy and IVF. This helps a whole range of family situations.”