Sharon Kathryn D’Agostino was appointed vice president, Corporate Citizenship at Johnson & Johnson in April, 2012. In this role, she drives the company’s citizenship and sustainability strategy. Since 2006, D’Agostino has also led the Worldwide Corporate Contributions Group in guiding the Johnson & Johnson strategic giving priorities. With a mission of making life-changing, long-term differences in human health, their initiatives are focused on: saving and improving the lives of women and children, preventing disease in vulnerable populations 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.
Since joining Johnson & Johnson in 1989, D’Agostino held leadership positions of increasing responsibility for several US consumer businesses before becoming a global president in 2002.
D’Agostino 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, D’Agostino is a prolific blogger about issues that impact the survival, health and empowerment of girls and women.