2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

No. 8 | Johnson & Johnson | DiversityInc Top 50



• Latinos in Senior Leadership: 53.7% higher than the Top 10 and double the Top 50 average

• Women in Senior Leadership: 27.7% higher than the Top 10, 50.2% higher than the Top 50 and double the national average

• ERG Sponsorship by Second-Level Senior Managers: 22.1% higher than the Top 10 and double the Top 50 average


Johnson & Johnson maintains that it not only celebrates diversity — “we champion it.”

The company had a successful year when it came to women in leadership roles, outperforming companies in areas of promoting women into management roles as well as having women in management positions at all levels.

J&J also put significant emphasis on women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D) by joining 10 partnerships globally to increase the representation of female undergraduates studying these fields. The company seeks to play an active role in continuously developing women leaders.

Leaders at J&J are always held accountable. The company’s top 200 global leaders attended a training session regarding unconscious bias and how it could impact decision making. Since then, J&J made a commitment to supporta global enterprise roll for all people managers.


Alex Gorsky

Chief Executive Officer

“Diversity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson is not just a commitment — it is the reality of how we live and work. Meeting the global health care challenge takes constant innovation. The best innovations can only come if our people reflect the world’s full diversity of individuals, opinions and approaches. Only then can we continue to meet the responsibilities of Our Credo.”

Wanda Bryant Hope

Chief Diversity Officer

“Diversity and Inclusion is an integral part of the way we work at Johnson & Johnson. We embed it in our businesses, promote equal access to opportunity for all our employees and have leaders who hold themselves responsible for the growth and success of every team member. Our culture allows our employees to change the world, without changing themselves.”



U.S. Headquarters: New Brunswick, N.J.
Global Employees: 121,121

Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 9

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