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JOHNSON & JOHNSON ONE YOUNG WORLD BLOG
Welcome to our Johnson & Johnson One Young World Blog page where our delegation of J&J young leaders and Scholars will be sharing their thoughts and insights pre, during and post the 2017 One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia.
My feelings about attending the One Young World (OYW) Summit sored to new heights on my way to Bogota, Colombia – on the plane to be exact. I found myself surrounded by fellow youth gathered to attend the Summit all speaking different languages, coming from different countries, it was like… Read more
“We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together we exist, and forever we will recreate one another … We need a world of three zeros: zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emission” said Professor Muhammed Yunus in the opening ceremony of the One Young… Read more
Having worked in healthcare innovation for Johnson & Johnson (J&J), I have heard countless reasons why innovation is tough in the “corporate world.” This year’s One Young World (OYW) Summit taught me one simple fact, none of these reasons are an excuse. During the Summit, I heard from inspirational delegates… Read more
On Monday July 10th, at 13:34 I was thrilled to learn that I was selected to attend the One Young World (OYW) 2017 Summit! On Monday July 10th, at 13:35 I became overwhelmed with one big question “What now?" I did more research about OYW, an initiative that brings together… Read more
When my colleague told me, I should apply to attend the One Young World (OYW) 2017 Summit in Bogota, my answer was “Ok, why not?” But I had no idea what OYW was about. Through my research, I learned that the Summit connected young people who are passionate about changing… Read more
Hear from Johnson & Johnson One Young World Scholar Ta Minh Tuan, Founder and CEO of HELP International, on his experience at the One Young World 2017 Summit in Bogota, Colombia. Learn why Tuan thanks One Young World for bringing the world together in one place to realize our strengths… Read more
“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger force of what you really love,” this quote by Rumi says everything about the journey of a change-maker. After listening to the speeches today at the One Young World (OYW) Summit, this thought has been reinforced and re-emphasized in folds. Indeed, we are… Read more
More than 1,300 delegates, scholars, government officials, and corporate leaders are gathered at the One Young World Summit in Bogotá to inspire positive social change. It’s Friday, day three of the Summit — you can feel the energy amplifying. Every step and every “hello” seems not to be happening out of routine, but with… Read more
My second day at the One Young World (OYW) Summit in Bogota opened me up to new insights about the link between poverty and unhealthy populations. During the Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development plenary session on Thursday, a participant asked a very intriguing question about the root cause of poverty.… Read more
As an African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” The first day of the One Young World (OYW) Summit opened with Hans Reitz, Founder and Managing Director of Grameen Creative Lab, addressing the best ways to eliminate… Read more
“The world today is a troubled place” – the sobering words of Nobel Peace Laureate and One Young World (OYW) Counsellor Kofi Annan as he addressed the 1,300 young leaders at the OYW opening ceremony in the Simon Bolivar Plaza in the heart of Bogota, Colombia. With the instability, wars… Read more
This year’s One Young World (OYW) Summit kicked off tonight with an extraordinary opening ceremony with all 1,300 delegates from 194 countries in attendance. The ceremony was a show of color, excitement and hope. Sitting here with my other young leaders who are passionate about change, was such an exhilarating experience.… Read more
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) invests in people on the front lines of care as they change the trajectory of health for the world’s most vulnerable people. Join us to learn more about our partnerships and programs empowering youth to lead for the future, and the J&J Change Makers who are… Read more
Ahead of the One Young World (OYW) 2017 Summit in Bogota, Colombia, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) OYW Delegate Gero Joks shares what he thinks is needed in order to see change in the world and why OYW Delegates have what it takes. Gero, Country Scientific Advisor, Janssen, Germany, is one… Read more
One Team, One Event, One BIG Objective- ¨Bring together 1,300 young leaders to create solutions for the world´s most pressing issues¨ ... no pressure at all. Being selected to participate in this year’s One Young World (OYW) Summit has been an amazing, eye- opening, and motivating experience so far. I… Read more
I still can’t believe my luck that I have been selected as one of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) delegates to attend the upcoming One Young World (OYW) Summit in Bogota, Colombia. In less than a week, I’ll have the chance to discuss with and learn from over 1,300 extraordinary… Read more
I have the honor to be one of 34 Johnson & Johnson (J&J) young leaders from across the globe attending the One Young World (OYW) 2017 Summit in Bogotá, Colombia. Moreover, I’ll have the privilege of carrying the Russian flag during the flag ceremony at OYW which makes this occasion… Read more
In just under a week, I’ll be setting off to the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia. The Summit is held once a year in different locations around the globe and brings together young ambitious people from a multitude of industries and cultures. What unites this group is a… Read more
September is a month when for many of us holidays end, kids go back to school, when the leaves turn red, and Starbucks starts to sell their iconic pumpkin spice latte. It is also a month when the United Nations General Assembly discusses progress on their 17 Sustainable Development Goals… Read more
Eight aspiring young leaders (aged 18-30) from across the globe have been selected by One Young World (OYW) as the 2017 Johnson & Johnson One Young World Scholars and will be attending the 2017 OYW Summit in Bogotá, Colombia in October where they will have the unique opportunity to engage… Read more
In October, 35 talented young leaders (aged 18-30) from Johnson & Johnson Operating Companies across the globe will head to Bogotá, Colombia to participate in the 2017 One Young World (OYW) Summit where they will engage with world leaders and debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues… Read more