July 8th, 2016
By Jane Griffiths, Company Group Chairman, Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Europe, Middle East and Africa
How would you define “most powerful women”? Is there a secret ingredient to their success?
Questions like these were top of mind at the recent Fortune Most Powerful Women (MPW) International Summit in London, where I was fortunate to be among several women leaders representing Johnson & Johnson.
Attendees were a veritable who’s who of successful leaders from around the world in business, government, media, philanthropy and the arts—and what I learned from them is that there is no one definition or secret ingredient.
Rather, it’s up to every woman to carve out her own place in the world and find a path or focus area that works best for her.
Two Women Driven to Find Value in Purpose
I didn’t have to look far to find two different examples of this in action.
As a speaker in a session titled “Finding Value in Purpose,” I was joined by two very inspirational businesswomen who have gone about their journeys in diverse ways.
Efrat Peled is chairman and CEO of Arison Investments, which creates business investments that combine financial results with sustainable moral responsibility.