NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
WW is a global wellness company and the world's leading commercial weight-management program. We inspire millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through our engaging digital experience and face-to-face group workshops, members follow our livable and sustainable program that encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, and a positive mindset. With more than five decades of experience in building communities and our deep expertise in behavioral science, we aim to deliver wellness for all. To learn more about the WW approach to healthy living, please visit ww.com. For more information about our global business, visit our corporate website at corporate.ww.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements because actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied. The reports filed by the Company pursuant to United States securities laws contain discussions of these risks and uncertainties. The Company assumes no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers are advised to review the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (which are available from the SEC's EDGAR database at www.sec.gov, at various SEC reference facilities in the United States and via the Company's website at corporate.ww.com).
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Megan Bishop, Teneo Strategy for WW