Dow Champions of Inclusion Visit Rio Paralympic Games

- September 01, 2016 -

It takes determination, courage, inspiration, and dedication to be a champion. Back in April, 10 Dow employees from all regions of the Dow world were named as Dow Champions of Inclusion. The Champions were chosen from a pool of approximately 500 nominations based on their efforts to make a positive difference for people with disabilities – both in the workplace and in their communities. During the first week of September, the Champions represented Dow at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the premier global sporting event for people with disabilities.

The Champions of Inclusion program is sponsored by the Disability Employee Network (DEN), which works to improve the attraction, retention and advancement of employees with disabilities. This employee resource group celebrates Dow employees who, through their actions and behaviors, exemplify Dow's commitment to the full inclusion of people with disabilities at Dow and in the community.

“Whether in sports, in the workplace, or in the community, all champions possess certain qualities. They are courageous, determined, and inspirational. Our 10 Champions of Inclusion are no different. They are true catalysts for change. Through their actions, it's clear that they have dedicated themselves to making our company and our community a better place for people with disabilities,” said Peter Holicki, senior vice president, Operations, and executive sponsor of DEN.

The 2016 Dow Champions of Inclusion

Asia Pacific
  • Yoshiko Koike
  • Win Soontornkitprapai
  • Merche Forte
  • Christophe Gay-Bellile
Latin America
  • Marcelo Cannes
  • Maricel Levaggi
India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey
  • Levent Atmaca
  • Nilesh Tawde
North America
  • Scott Wills
  • Tom Deighton