Advancing the science that can improve the lives of people around the world is core to our mission at Johnson & Johnson. One of the many ways we believe we can do this is by sharing our data from clinical trials with external researchers, which is why, in 2014, we began partnering with the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) Project on a pioneering data-sharing model.
Peter Fasolo, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Johnson & Johnson, recently had the privilege of speaking at the commencement ceremony for the Quinnipiac University School of Business & Engineering in Connecticut. He advised the graduates to defy conventional wisdom by experimenting and not being afraid to make mistakes along the way. See below for his inspiring message focused on the importance of leadership, resilience and knowing your values.
As a company whose mission it is to help billions of people around the world live longer, healthier and happier lives, we have long understood the tremendous impact that better health can have on an individual’s life—enabling greater contributions to their family and their work.
On Wednesday, March 16th First Lady Michelle Obama will join a panel at South by Southwest to discuss the Let Girls Learn Initiative, which encourages girls around the world to attend and finish school. The First Lady will be joined by special guests Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, Diane Warren and actress-activist Sophia Bush to discuss finding one’s passion and acting on it.
As a young boy growing up in East Africa, I wasn’t exposed to many scientists or researchers—let alone those who came from the country of my birth. But with my mom working for the Swiss Red Cross and my dad working with various relief agencies and orphanages, the types of mentors and role models I did have to look up to were my parents and the healthcare workers from different parts of the world who provided medical care during the horrific wars and famines that took place in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan in the 1980s.
As the Asia Pacific region continues to accelerate economically and evolve demographically, organizations are increasingly monitoring whether their workforces reflect the diverse audiences they serve. For healthcare stakeholders, we must be able to navigate the immense range of languages, religions, customs, traditions, belief systems and values, especially as more patients in our region take an active role in their health decisions.
Johnson & Johnson is proud to be a partner-of-choice in joining Michelle Obama to support the #LetGirlsLearn Initiative, a program that is helping girls around the world attend and finish school. We will feature the initiative on our Donate a Photo app, raise funds through the Global Moms Relay and provide product and monetary donations of more than $200,000 over the span of two years.
For 38 years Johnson & Johnson has observed the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by recognizing J&J senior leaders, employees and community advocates who embody the tenets of our Credo and advance Dr. King’s dream at its annual “Helping Our Neighbors with Our Resources” (H.O.N.O.R.) Awards at our corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey.