Johnson & Johnson Spotlights Trailblazer Nina Raver-Shapira

Nina Raver-Shapira is a Research and Development Associate Director at Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson MedTech company. Johnson & Johnson is a Fair360 Top 50 Hall of Fame company.


Nina Raver-Shapira, Research and Development Associate Director at Ethicon, was recently recognized for being a trailblazer at the company.

Raver-Shapira immigrated from Ukraine to Israel when she was 17. She taught herself Hebrew and enrolled in Hebrew University in Jerusalem, earning her Ph.D. in biochemistry.

She now leads the development of innovative products that help manage bleeding during surgery at Ethicon.

Raver-Shapira is also a runner, having completed more than 80 marathons and several dozen ultramarathons across the globe.

“I grew up as a feminist in a feminist family believing that we are all equal. The fact that the medtech environment is male-dominated was irrelevant to what I wanted to achieve. I have two kids and I’m a single mom and I’m a career woman with a Ph.D. and I’m in R&D management and I’m an endurance athlete. But I just don’t feel any specific burden related to being a woman,” Raver-Shapira said.

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