A First for Those Who Put Our Country First
Photo of Veterans Workshop
One of Boehringer Ingelheim's Business Resource Groups, the Ridgefield, CT-based Veterans BRG, has made its mission to help military veterans make successful transitions into the civilian workforce. To that end, the group conducted its first-ever Development Workshop for local vets in search of employment.
Ten veterans participated in the half-day workshop, which was led by BI employee Jeffrey, chair of the BRG and a veteran himself. Jeff was assisted by a cadre of volunteers from Human Resources and Marketing, who provided insights into basic job-search skills, such as resume-writing, interviewing, networking, follow-up, and personal branding.
Participants walked away from the workshop with more than new insights and enhanced skills. “The program brought up emotions that reminded me of the feelings I felt on the same level of coming home," one veteran said. "This was an outstanding, groundbreaking program and a great experience.”
Strengthening Our Communities
Day of Action Engages
Every June, more than 100 BI employees support nonprofit organizations in Western Connecticut by contributing their time and skills to a variety of projects, from sprucing up facilities and grounds, beautifying gardens and trails, building and taking down fences, and helping with painting projects at a variety of sites throughout our communities. “BI is very fortunate to have employees who so generously demonstrate our culture of caring each and every day,” says Ann Wainright, who leads the volunteer program. Beneficiaries have included an Ability Beyond residence, Ann’s Place, the Marian Anderson Studio for the Danbury Museum and Historical Society, Camp Candlewood, Danbury Youth Services, the Hispanic Center, and the Regional YMCA in Bethel.
Photo of BI employees at the day of action