Up-Close Conversations at Symposium feature high-impact leaders

February 19, 20152 minute read

Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Sandi Peterson
Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Sandi Peterson
Participants at the AWESOME Symposium on May 6-7, hosted by Johnson & Johnson at the company’s World Headquarters in New Brunswick New Jersey, will have the opportunity to sit in on special interviews with two leaders who have outstanding credentials and insights to share. They are Johnson & Johnson’s Group Worldwide Chairman, Sandi Peterson, named by Fortune magazine as the 20th most powerful woman in business in 2014, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard professor and author of the new book, Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead.

Sandi Peterson is a member of the J&J Executive Committee and is responsible for the portfolio of Johnson & Johnson consumer-facing businesses, including the Family of Consumer Companies, Diabetes Solutions, Health & Wellness Solutions and Vision Care. In addition to setting the strategy and vision for these businesses, Sandi is also responsible for important enterprise capabilities, including the Johnson & Johnson Global Supply Chain, Global Information Technology, Global Strategic Design Office and Real Estate Management. Sandi’s executive sponsorship of the Women’s Leadership Initiative across Johnson & Johnson has contributed to continued increases among the ranks of women promoted to senior leadership positions. Read bio

Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School and is Chair and Director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative. She is the best-selling author of Confidence, When Giants Learn to Dance, The Change Masters, Men and Women of the Corporation, and many other books, including her newest, Move. In Move, Kanter cites examples all across the U.S. of innovative solutions that are tackling problems “on the roads and rails, and in our cities, skies, and the halls of Washington.” Each participant in the May 6-7 Symposium will receive a signed copy of Move, in advance of its public release date of May 11. Ann Drake, AWESOME’s founder has said, ““Rosabeth Moss Kanter is one of the leading experts on the critical problems caused by our nation’s failing infrastructure – and the impact on our supply chains, our businesses, and our global competitiveness.” Read bio