International Association of Women Honors Paula Shepherd as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year

Paula Shepherd, Plant Manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision, is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

The International Association of Women (IAW) honors Paula Shepherd as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with nearly one million members, 1000+ in person and virtual events, over 100 Local US based Chapters and International Chapters in several cities in China.

“I’m pleased to welcome Paula into this exceptional group of professional women,” said IPDN President and IAW Spokesperson Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Self-motivated and results driven to succeed, Paula Shepherd is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.

In her current role as Plant Manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision, Ms. Shepherd manages the day-to-day operations of the Jackson, FL-based facility and oversees a team of professionals. She previously was Plant Manager at Animas Corporation and, before that, held the position of Manufacturing Strategy Director Europe at Johnson & Johnson. She has also held numerous positions at Lifescan Scotland in the United Kingdom, including Program Manager, Operations Manager, Engineering Manager, Quality and Compliance Manager, and Process Engineering Manager.

Ms. Shepherd has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, England.

About IAW
The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women the forum, professional development and services needed to thrive in an interconnected world. Through 100+ local chapters, International Chapters in several cities in China and 1000+ in person and virtual events, members cultivate valuable connections, develop professionally, and promote themselves and their businesses. Founded in Chicago in 2017, IAW is a division of Professional Diversity Network, Inc., an online network tailored to provide diverse professionals in the United States with access to employment opportunities.

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The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women with the forum, education, and services to thrive in an interconnected world.