100 Lilly employees selected for Connecting Hearts Abroad

Mar 12, 2015 4:45 PM ET
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For 100 Lilly employees across 40 different countries, last week was a life altering event. They learned they were selected to be ambassadors in our 2015 Connecting Hearts Abroad program, where our employees serve in communities in need around the world.

I can attest to the life-changing nature of the program as I was among the first class of ambassadors in 2011. Now, five years later, 800 ambassadors have been selected for the program. The goal: to get out of the labs, from behind the desk, and off the computer. To be of service. To see the world through new eyes. To make new connections and think in new ways. 

Read on for more about one of last year's experiences in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, plus an infographic celebrating the five-year anniversary of Connecting Hearts Abroad.