Hand in Hand with Johnson & Johnson: Klara Mayer’s secondment blog

04 May 2016

As Country Disease Manager Oncology at Janssen Austria, a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Klara Mayer spends her time marketing Zytiga, a drug used in the fight against advanced prostate cancer.

Or at least she used to. From April to September 2016 Klara is pulling up stakes – from the comfort of Vienna to the chaos of London – to help Hand in Hand International in the fight against poverty.

Organised by the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (Trust), a partner of Hand in Hand International since 2011, the Trust Secondment Program nominates J&J talents to broaden their horizons by temporarily working for partners in the non-profit sector.

Klara’s blog follows her efforts to do just that. Check back monthly to find out what happens when an employee of one of the world’s biggest companies leaves it all behind, temporarily, to help a growing NGO find fundraising markets outside the UK.

Read Klara’s blog here