RISE is Dow’s ERG for employees who have been with the company less than eight years. RISE participants served as both mentors and mentees through a traditional mentoring initiative and a first of its kind “reverse mentoring” program at Dow. Additionally, to combat the separation brought on by the pandemic, RISE identified and implemented new ways to connect Team Dow.
In Asia Pacific, RISE promoted mentoring and reverse mentoring programs aimed at bridging generation gaps. Fourty-two people participated in China and 20 in Indonesia. Sessions in Singapore and New Zealand are planned for 2021.
RISE formed a new chapter, Virtual Office and Small Sites (VOSS), to engage employees who work virtually and at small sites in North America. The VOSS chapter officially launched in 2020. The chapter held its first social event in December, which served as a “Holiday Send-Off.”
“The VOSS chapter is an opportunity to develop a community and foster a sense of belonging for new members of Team Dow.”
– Michael Terrasa, RISE site implementation leader