Johnson & Johnson
Sharon Kathryn D'Agostino
Vice President, Corporate Citizenship
Sharon Kathryn D’Agostino was appointed Vice President, Corporate Citizenship at Johnson & Johnson in April 2012. She works with senior leadership to drive the company’s Citizenship & Sustainability strategy and implementation of a broad range of corporate responsibility initiatives. As a global health advocate, Sharon is a prolific blogger about issues that impact the survival, health, safety and empowerment of girls, women and children everywhere, and is passionate about ensuring that their voices are heard.
Since 2006, Sharon has led Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Contributions Group, guiding the company’s strategic giving priorities. With a mission of making life-changing, long-term differences in human health, the group builds community-based partnerships around the world. Key initiatives of the Corporate Contributions Group focus on three areas: saving and improving the lives of women and children, preventing disease in vulnerable populations, and strengthening the healthcare workforce. As a result of Sharon’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson was among the first private sector companies to make a commitment to the United Nations Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child campaign in September, 2010.
Sharon serves as one of two private sector representatives on the Board of The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). She is also on the Corporate Cabinet for the MDG Health Alliance led by the United Nations Special Envoy for the MDGs. Sharon strongly believes that improved maternal and child health is the cornerstone of healthier communities and a better world.