"At Avid, social innovation is about leveraging our core competencies as a business and applying them to some of the greatest challenges in society, whether it be access to health care, malnutrition, or maternal health. At the very core of these initiatives is the ability for us to really impact society in a way that strengthens communities, but also strengthens our business." -- Kathy Pickus
What is social innovation?
Kathy Pickus is Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy at Abbott, overseeing the strategic direction of the company’s citizenship initiatives and reporting.
Ms. Pickus also serves as Vice President of the Abbott Fund, the company's philanthropic foundation. She is responsible for managing and developing programs with not-for-profit organizations that address global needs in the area of access to health care and science and medical innovation. She also manages Abbott’s
disaster relief efforts and product donation program.