Dow featured on INvolve's Inaugural Enable Role Model List

Curtis Kesler, Dow Global HR partner, among 20 Role Models featured

MIDLAND, Mich. – May 4, 2023 – Dow’s (NYSE: DOW) Curtis Kesler, global human resources (HR) partner and Disability Employee Network (DEN) employee resource group chair, has been featured on INvolve’s first-ever Enable Role Model List supported by HSBC Bank. The list, the first of its kind, spotlights leaders in business who are driving inclusion for disability, neurodiversity, and mental health in the workplace.

Kesler is among a group of 20 global Role Models representing multiple industries and sectors who bring with them a diverse range of expertise, accolades and lived experiences.

“I am extremely honored to be recognized on INvolve's Inaugural Enable Role Model List,” said Curtis Kesler, global HR partner and DEN employee resource group chair for Dow. “I am proud to work for a company committed to driving inclusion and creating a workplace where individuals of every ability can thrive. I firmly believe that embracing disability inclusion, neurodiversity and mental health in the workplace not only benefits employees, but also helps the company be more innovative and successful.”

Dow recognizes that employees are the driving force behind its advancement, value creation, and commitment to stakeholders. It also strongly believes that people with disabilities are a unique and valuable talent pool, capable of making significant contributions to the company, their clients, and the communities they serve.

Founder & CEO of INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, said, “I am excited to share INvolve’s first ever Enable Role Model List supported by HSBC Bank. This list showcases twenty exceptional, global role models in business, who are going above and beyond to drive inclusion within the disability, neurodiversity and mental health spaces. It’s so vital to have trailblazing role models who we can all look towards for inspiration and guidance, and this group of twenty are working hard to dismantle barriers that impede progression and equality within business and beyond.

Organizations must do more to ensure everyone is able to achieve career success. Our Enable Role Models provide fantastic insights gained from their vast personal and professional experiences that business leaders across the world can use when implementing their own ambitious goals for change.”

Dow leaders have achieved top recognition on INvolve's Empower Role Model lists, which showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work. Honorees are recognized for the success in their own careers and efforts to drive for more inclusive workplaces.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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 applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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