August 25th, 2015
Who do you think of when you think of an engineer? I think of the eight thousand engineer colleagues we have here at Johnson & Johnson. These are the men and women who make it possible for J&J to provide the healthcare products and services that enable millions of people to live healthier, happier lives every day. Recently I came across the provocative #Ilooklikeanengineer on Twitter. One of the things that excites me about social media is its ability to foster and maintain connections. #ilooklikeanengineer has inspired thousands of tweets reinforcing the notion that there’s no place for stereotypes when pursuing your passion, and that in any profession, diversity makes for a stronger workplace. Count me among those who look like an engineer – educated, trained and leading the Johnson & Johnson Global Supply Chain today.
For me, it was an obvious choice to study engineering, even though there were not a lot of women in the field at that time.