MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dow (NYSE: DOW) today announced that five leaders earned recognition on three 2021 EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists, including Top 20 Advocates, 100 Ethnic Minority Executives, and 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders.
The EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work for ethnic minorities in the UK, Ireland, Europe, and people of color in the United States and Canada. Honorees are recognized for the success in their own careers and efforts to drive for more inclusive workplaces.
“Diversity in the workplace is a catalyst for business success,” said Karen S. Carter, chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer. “At Dow, we are committed to diversifying our workforce across the talent pipeline and the global enterprise, which enables us to deliver the most value to our stakeholders.”
Dow employees selected for EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists include:
Top 20 Advocates List, #3
Jim Fitterling, chairman and chief executive officer
Executive sponsor, Global African Affinity Network
Top 20 Ethnic Minority Executives List, #9
Mauro Gregorio, president, Performance Materials & Coatings, Latin America oversight
Executive sponsor, Hispanic and Latin Network
Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List, #69
Karen S. Carter, chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer
Top 20 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List, #13
Shruti Bahadur, global program leader for eMarketplace, Customer and Employee Experience
North America leader, Asian Diversity Network
Top 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List, #40
Kalyani Martinelango, associate R&D director, Core R&D Engineering and Process Science
global chair, Asian Diversity Network
Last year, Dow announced the implementation of Dow ACTs, a strategic framework and action plan focusing on Advocacy, Community and Talent. The holistic plan demonstrates the Company’s commitment to address systemic racism in the U.S and accelerate change. As a strategic action, Dow has pledged $10 million over the next 5 years to help advance social justice and racial equality.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.