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Promoting women in Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) is now a priority and a passion for Anna Rafferty of Johnson & Johnson Ireland

Anna Rafferty, director of strategy at Johnson & Johnson Ireland. ‘We need a more diverse Stem workforce if we are going to really unleash our potential to change the trajectory of health for humanity.’ Picture: Michael Dillon

I have always been passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). I loved biology and chemistry in secondary school, and I went on to study biotechnology in NUI Galway. I followed that with business and marketing at the Technological University of Dublin.

I have been with Johnson & Johnson for 18 years. I was with the commercial Janssen business for 16 years in a variety of roles. I spent ten years leading the health ...