Women's Forum Asia 19


Sarah McKensey

Johnson & Johnson

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific


Sarah heads up Diversity & Inclusion for Johnson & Johnson, Asia Pacific partnering with senior business and human resources leaders to provide Diversity & Inclusion expertise, develop strategic insights, share internal and external best practices, and ensure regional relevancy of Johnson & Johnson’s enterprise strategy. Over her 10+ years with Johnson & Johnson, Sarah has worked in a variety of local & regional roles, with experiences including HR business partnering, merger & acquisitions, compensation & benefits management, organization development and design, and talent management. Prior to her current role, she was based in Japan for three years as the HR Leader for the Supply Chain function as well as the Vision Care business – also leading the enterprise development of the Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, establishing the first internal LGBT Employee Resources Group outside of the US contributing towards J&J Japan’s Nikkei rankings on Gender Diversity (1st in 2018) and Employee Empowerment (1st in 2016). Over her 20+ year career Sarah has established herself as passionate advocate for diverse talent and inclusive environments to drive innovation, and igniting grass roots talent to connect personal purpose to value for the enterprise, coaching and empowering talent to maximize their fullest potential.