Special Guest: Melissa Hackmeier: Global Head of Employee and Community

Engagement, Sustainability & Social Business Innovation at Merck Life Science

Education and engagement are fundamental to all Melissa Hackmeier does at Merck Life Science. As Global Head of Employee and Community Engagement, she leads the development and implementation of employee and community engagement strategy, programs and nonprofit partnerships, as well as communications to raise awareness about these initiatives.

She launched the company’s first-ever SPARK global volunteer program focused on science education, with employee participants volunteering more than 112,000 hours to engage more than 310,000 students in 41 countries to date. She is also responsible for leading Merck’s flagship science education programming, including the Curiosity Labs program, which educates and inspires students around the world through hands-on, interactive science lessons led by employees, and the Curiosity Cube, a retrofitted shipping container turned mobile science lab that travels across North America and Europe to spark curiosity in visitors of all ages through hands-on learning.

Join us as we discuss best practices to get employees involved with volunteer initiatives and maintain the program’s impact

Host: Jo Dodds

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