WW (NASDAQ: WTW) today announced that TIME Magazine has named Mindy Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer of WW, to its list of the 50 Most Influential People in Health Care 2018. This list recognizes 50 people who changed the state of health care in America this year, highlighting Mindy as a visionary leader who is redefining wellness.
“This exciting recognition celebrates the progress the entire WW team has made in our journey to becoming not only the world’s leading commercial weight-management program, but the world’s partner in wellness as well,” said Mindy Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer, WW. “Here at WW, we are wholly committed to our purpose of helping everyone build healthy habits for life, and we’ll continue to harness the power of our WW community and mission to make a real impact on the accessibility of wellness across the globe.”
Over the course of the past year, WW has undertaken various initiatives to increase access to wellness. These efforts, as noted by TIME Magazine, include the social impact campaign WW Good™ that – in partnership with WE, Wholesome Wave, and Community Food Centres Canada – gathered nearly 8,000 attendees and enabled WW to provide healthy meals to 12,000 local families in need and donate 15,000+ pounds of fresh food to local food banks. WW also announced that starting in January 2019, every product sold directly to consumers by WW globally will have no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors and preservatives
On September 24, 2018, the company announced that it would become WW to reflect the next stage of the company’s evolution to focus on overall health and wellness.