By Beana Ramirez and Robert Bard
1. Johnson & Johnson
Vice President, Engineering
& Property Services
Jacqueline Maestri is the Vice President, Engineering
and Property Services at Johnson & Johnson. She is
responsible for providing strategic direction across
Johnson & Johnson’s 1000+ properties worldwide,
including global real estate administration, capital
construction project management, engineering and
design standardization, crisis response coordination,
and facilities operations. Maestri took on this role in the
summer of 2016 and is honored to be the first woman to
lead WW Engineering for J&J. In this role, she and the
team are driving facilities transformation across the J&J
enterprise, harmonizing services and amenities, enabling
business growth, and implementing forward-thinking
workplace innovation that optimizes the employee
experience, including activity-based neighborhoods,
healthy lifestyle amenities and collaborative technology.
She is also a member of the Johnson & Johnson Supply
Chain Leadership Team.
Prior to this role, Maestri was the Vice President, Quality
Systems and Services, at Johnson & Johnson.
Maestri has over 30 years of experience in the medical
device & life science industry spanning roles in R&D,
Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Quality and Compliance
across Quality, Safety, Environment, Healthcare Compliance
and Privacy domains.
Maestri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical
Engineering specializing in Computer Engineering from the
University of Miami and a Master of Business Administration
with a concentration in International Business from Florida
International University. She is a Certified Quality Auditor and
ISO Lead Assessor. She is also a graduate of the Johnson &
Johnson Executive Quality Leadership Development and
Accelerate Enterprise Leadership programs, and participated
in the Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program for Women.
Maestri also serves as sponsor for various Women’s
Leadership & Inclusion (WLI) chapters, as well as the Women
in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing
and Design (WiSTEM2D) program.
As we celebrate the 21st anniversary of our LATINA Style 50 Report, I am
reminded of the very first report in 1998. Securing information from
corporations was extremely difficult at that time but with the assistance of
the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
women and national Hispanic organizations, the LATINA Style 50 Survey was created.
Through the years the companies on the list have changed, the evaluation methods
have evolved and the work environment has gone through many transformations. We
have strived to keep up with all these changes and after 21 years our survey has evolved
into a fine-tuned instrument that allows us to determine with great certainty the
very best companies for Latinas to work for in our country. Now we also evaluate the
creation and development of employee/business resource groups and their mission
and differences according to industry. This survey is one of its kind. Its mission is to
recognize the work that Corporate America and leading Hispanic professional organizations
are performing to advance and empower Latinas in the workplace. The survey not
only reflects on the opportunities being given to Latinas and women, but it is also a reflection
of the culture of the company and their overall focus on diversity and inclusion.
Over the years the LATINA Style 50 Report has researched and rated thousands of
companies from a variety of industries. We are proud to recognize companies that
support programs that encourage recruiting, training, mentorship, sponsorship and
promotion of Latinas in their careers. One of the key elements of the LATINA
Style 50 report is a retention index. This is a significant indication of the internal
culture of the corporation.
With the ever-increasing Hispanic population, more Latinas than ever are entering
the workforce and opportunities created for Latinas will lead to continued economic
growth for companies that embrace the Latino community. We must remember that
the impact Latinas are making affects not only the companies they work for but
their communities as well.
One of the companies that has demonstrated its faithfulness to the Latino community
is Johnson & Johnson. The company embraces the mission to encourage the
Latino workforce and open more opportunities for the Latina community. Johnson
& Johnson has participated in the survey for a number of years and has steadily
risen in their ranking. Today we are delighted to announce that they have reached
the top of the list. Congratulations Johnson & Johnson on your success as the 2018
LATINA Style Company of the Year!
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