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Empowering Change 
on the frontlines of health


Building young leadership capacity across the globe to change the trajectory of health for humanity


Think From the Heart, Work from the Mind

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Over 2,600 young leaders applied for the 2019 J&J OYW Scholarship Program

In total, 2,629 applications were received for the 2019 J&J OYW Scholarship Program.

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Building young leadership capacity across the globe to change the trajectory of health for humanity

At Johnson & Johnson, we are committed to building leadership capacity in the health and care giving arena and empowering young leaders both within our organization and in the outside world, to change the trajectory of health for humanity.

We have partnered with One Young World, an NGO which connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, since 2013. To date, 166 Johnson & Johnson OYW leaders (aged 18-30) from across the globe have participated in the six month J&J OYW program, providing them with the unique opportunity to debate and formulate innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health issues.

This year, another 77 young leaders (65 J&J employees and 12 external young leaders) representing 36 countries from across the globe, will participate with the aim to create positive change to health for humanity. Bringing the total number of J&J participants up to over 240 since launch of our partnership back in 2013. Our 2019 delegation will be part of a global community of over 1,800 young leaders attending this year’s OYW Summit – returning ‘home’ to London, UK (22-25 October) for the first time since the inaugural Summit in 2010, where they will have the opportunity to learn from world leaders and leading companies from every sector across the globe and to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Find out more about in our 2018 Alumni delegate blogs and learn more about their experiences and how they are playing their part to change the trajectory of health for humanity.

The Johnson & Johnson OYW Scholarship Program

As our scholarship program enters a third year, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact is collaborating with One Young World offering scholarships to 12 aspiring young leaders across the globe to participate in the 2019 Johnson & Johnson One Young World Scholarship Program.

As well as attending the upcoming 2019 One Young World Summit, scholarship recipients will receive individual coaching from senior Johnson & Johnson executives to further develop their aspiration, strategy and/or initiatives. In addition, all J&J OYW scholars are provided with a team of 2019 J&J delegates over the course of the six-month program to help build and strengthen the capacity of the Scholar, through the sharing of their skills and knowledge.

Click here to find out who are 12 scholarship recipients are.

The role of coaching in the J&J OYW Scholarship Program

All J&J OYW scholars receive 1:1 coaching from senior J&J leaders to further develop and build their leadership capacity. These sessions explore the key challenges facing the scholars in terms of growing or scaling their organisation, services or products and provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise from the corporate world to guide the scholars on their leadership journey, and achieve a positive impact to human health.

Watch this video to hear more from the J&J OYW coaches.

About One Young World

One Young World partners with 180+ global businesses, NGOs and educational institutions. Leading companies from every sector make One Young World an integral part of their global talent development, retention and attraction. Companies sending Delegates include: Accenture, Audi, BMW, BNP Paribas, Chanel, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Facebook, GE, Google, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, McKinsey, Verizon and Unilever, to name a few. One Young World boasts the largest corporate footprint of any organisation in the third sector.

At the annual OYW Summit, delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. Here they have the opportunity to give keynote speeches and share a platform with world leaders. The agenda is shaped by the One Young World Community through the Global Consultation Process, ensuring maximum relevance to the issues affecting young people.

At the end of the Summit, delegates become One Young World Ambassadors. They return to their communities and organisations with the means and motivation to make a difference, accessing the global network of 10,000+ young leaders to accelerate existing initiatives or establish new ventures. Between Summits, the One Young World Community participate in an ongoing programme of opportunities including caucuses, funding, peer-to-peer mentoring, media exposure, and speaking engagements.



Allison Crha Registered Nurse Health Care Advocacy & Legislative Council USA
Alexandra Carrizo Clinical Psychologist and Program Coordinator Vital Voices Panama
Durga Sapkota Registered Nurse Karma Health Nepal
Faheem Ahmed Medical Doctor and Director Selfless UK
Rayan Mamoon Medical Doctor, Founder and CEO Courses Cross Borders Sudan
Rahat Hossain Social Entrepreneur and Business Development Manager Ayat Education Bangladesh
Silvia Velasco National Clinical Quality Lead Marie Stopes International Bolivia
Shubham Choudhary Founder Safe Access India
Sharon Yabilsu MHPSS Field Officer International Committee of the Red Cross Nigeria
Tracy Kobukindo Intern Nurse & Co-Founder Community Health Movement Uganda
Wesam Eid DDS, Specialist in Public health Head of Programs & Co-Founder for AHS Organization Turkey
Yuliya Labko Certified Nurse Midwife, Policy Director March for Moms USA

In 2019, the OYW Summit returns ‘home’ to London (22-25 October) for the first time since the inaugural Summit in 2010. London is home to nearly 9 million people and one of the world’s biggest financial centres and provides the ideal backdrop for global young leaders from more than 190 countries to work together to accelerate positive change.