Sharon was appointed Vice President, Corporate Citizenship at Johnson & Johnson in April, 2012. She works with senior leaders to drive the company's Citizenship & Sustainability strategy and to ensure implementation across a broad range of corporate responsibility initiatives.
Since 2006 Sharon has also led the J&J Corporate Contributions Group in guiding the company's strategic giving priorities. With a mission of making life-changing, long-term differences in human health, they build community-based partnerships around the world. Their initiatives focus on three areas: saving and improving the lives of women and children; preventing disease in vulnerable sssspopulations; and strengthening the healthcare workforce. The team was instrumental in developing the Johnson & Johnson five-year commitment to the United Nations Secretary General's Every Woman Every Child Campaign.
Sharon joined J&J in 1989 and held leadership positions for several consumer businesses before being named a Global President in 2002. Her high-performing teams had a track record of driving innovation and business growth. She transferred to Corporate Headquarters in 2006.
Sharon is one of two Private Sector representatives on the Board of The World Health Organization's Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health. Her personal passion is to help ensure that the voices of girls, women and children everywhere are heard and their stories are told. As a global health advocate, Sharon is a prolific blogger about issues that impact the survival, health and empowerment of girls and women.
She can be found on Twitter: @SharonDAgostino. Additional information about Sharon can be found at: www.linkedin.com/in/SharonKathrynDAgostino