Joaquin Duato, Johnson & Johnson’s Worldwide chairman,Pharmaceuticals, is being recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association(HBA) for his long-term advocacy and personal dedication to mentoring women throughout his career. HBA CEOLaurie Cooke says, “Joaquin has a phenomenal track record of developing and promoting female leaders, and theHealthcare Businesswomen’s Association is extremely proud to honor him this year.” Duato will receive the award at theHBA’s 28th annual Woman of the Year event on May 11, 2017 in New York City.“I am thrilled to be named the 2017 HBA Honorable Mentor,”said Duato. “As a recent U.S. citizen, I deeply appreciate the importance of diversity and inclusion in ensuring business success. I am humbled to have had the privilege of working with, and for, some of the industry’s most talented female leaders. I firmly believe diversity of thought, ideas,and experience is critical to ensuring Johnson & Johnson remains at the forefront of innovation.”“All of us at Johnson & Johnson are proud to have someone like Joaquin, who has an uncompromising dedication to supporting women leaders, on the senior leadership team,”says Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson.“Joaquin is a living embodiment of Our Credo values and is a shining beacon for women’s development.”