My personal mission to strive for true diversity

Jane Griffiths, Janssen Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Company Group Chairman

"I have been in the pharmaceutical industry for more than thirty years. Like many other industries, it is a field that is highly competitive and relatively male dominated. 

"Throughout my career, I have seen many women struggle to progress their careers the way they wanted to. I understand because I have been through it. I myself know all too well how difficult it can be to balance family commitments as a full time working mother with small children! 

"This is why since I became the first female Company Group Chairman of Janssen EMEA, I made it my personal mission to strive for true diversity (not just gender, but also people with different cultures and backgrounds) - both within my organisation and beyond. At Janssen, we truly believe in supporting everyone to be the best that they can be. Specifically for female employees, we make sure they have equal opportunities to grow as their male counterparts, and at the same time provide them with the flexibility they need to care for other things that matter to them in life. 

"On International Women's Day, I support the #BeBoldforChange initiative. With all our collective and continuous efforts and contributions, I am sure we will achieve gender equality in the near future."

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