No. 5 | Johnson & Johnson




  • Blacks, Latinos and Asians on Board of Directors: 38.4% more than the Top 50
  • Level 3 Mentoring Participation: 39.3% more than the Top 10
  • Employees in Resource Groups: 17.2% more than the Top 10


Johnson & Johnson moves up three spots this year and breaks into the Top Five. One way the company has successfully reached some of its goals is through mentoring participation. Johnson & Johnson has a higher mentoring participation rate among its level 3 employees than the Top 10 average. While cross-cultural mentoring is a strategic best practice, Johnson & Johnson takes this to the next level and employs a variety of strategic mentoring partnerships. These include cross-gender, cross-functional, cross-segment, cross-generation and cross-region.

Johnson & Johnson plans to continue with its initiative of educating its employees on unconscious bias. The company has already required its employees at manager level and above to participate in an unconscious bias training and plans to develop this initiative even further as more employees participate.

According to Johnson & Johnson, its vision is "for every person to use their unique experiences and backgrounds, together — to spark solutions that create a better, healthier world."


Alex Gorsky
Chairman and CEO

"At Johnson & Johnson, we have found that true innovation is the result of collaboration, and collaboration is enriched by including diverse approaches, experiences and ideas. Addressing some of the world's greatest health care challenges requires the best our company has to give and that starts with a culture where everyone belongs and thrives."

Wanda Bryant Hope
Chief Diversity Officer

"Our culture of belonging at Johnson & Johnson enables that all voices are heard and everyone knows they are valued for being themselves. Bringing together diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, helps us to develop ideas, solutions and strategies that bring health to billions of people. We bring this to life via our vision for Diversity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson: Be Yourself, Change the World."



U.S. Headquarters: New Brunswick, N.J.

Global Employees: 124,744

Last Year's DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 8

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