ohnson & Johnson Talent for Good empowers nearly 140,000 employees to give back to communities around the world. Employees can participate in local volunteer activities, mentor young leaders or engage in immersive pro bono assignments worldwide, supporting partner organizations working to improve health for all. Talent for Good, a uniquely innovative global employee engagement strategy, strives to enrich others’ lives. From boosting health workers’ resiliency and mental health across Latin America to improving operations at a rural medical center in Kenya, Talent for Good programs are a catalyst for positive change.
Johnson & Johnson employees give back by supporting those in crisis, raising awareness of critical health issues, strengthening capacity in partner organizations and inspiring the next generation to become changemakers.
The passion and drive of the team trying to make a difference to humanity is simply amazing,” he said. “I see mentoring them in this endeavor as nothing short of a privilege.
I applied for the Program and was fortunate to be selected as the campaign manager for the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) to lead the establishment of a coalition of private-sector partners working to end preventable maternal deaths and to facilitate collaboration between coalition partners on concrete actions. As a woman and mother, I felt a strong connection to this position. The more I learned about the role, the more I became aware of the struggles and challenges for women worldwide.
Access to healthcare is a basic human right and should not be dependent on social status or geography. I have a strong desire to contribute my best efforts to eliminate health disparities. This is my personal goal and main reason why I am with Johnson & Johnson. For the exact same reason, I have applied for this program. I feel humbled to have this opportunity to make a direct impact and improve health potential for underserved communities in my country.
Being a mentor and helping someone be prepared for life’s milestones is therapeutic for me, as it’s my way of going back in time and slowly erasing my feelings of being unprepared at those milestones.