Dow Global Leader Eunice Heath Named to Forty Women to Watch Over 40 List
MIDLAND, Mich - October 18, 2017 - - Women make up less than 30 percent of the science and engineering workforce, and diverse cultural backgrounds in STEM are vastly under-represented1. One woman driving increased diversity for Dow is global environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) director, Eunice Heath, whose efforts earned her a coveted spot on this year’s Forty Women to Watch over 40 list.
Celebrating its fifth year, the Forty Women to Watch Over 40 List highlights that age is not a barrier to success and recognizes inspiring role models who value lifelong learning and innovation. Heath was named to this list based on her efforts to develop a STEM education strategy that evolved into a global initiative for the company. Through this strategy, Dow sponsored the National Society of Black Engineers’ Summer Experience for Kids. Since 2012, Dow has sponsored nearly 2,500 students in summer programs building the next generation of talent for engineering and sciences.
“Eunice has not only pushed our organization to embrace diversity, she’s empowered others in under-represented groups to be their own agents of change as well,” said Mauro Gregorio, business president, Dow Consumer Solutions. “Her advocacy, clarity of purpose and model of success makes Dow a better place to work.”
Heath uses her position as an African American female leader in Dow to inspire and build the talent pipeline internally and externally. Heath has mentored the next generation of young leaders for Dow around the globe.
Heath defines and implements the Consumer Solutions business’ EHS&S strategy and leads the sustainability marketing strategy to ensure that innovation investments meet customers’ current and emerging sustainability needs. In addition to her daily job responsibilities, she is active in Dow employee networks as well as external organizations. She has twice co-chaired Dow’s African American Network (AAN), served on the AAN Leadership Council and on an inclusion benchmarking team for the CEO which led to major investments in diversity and inclusion. Recently, Heath was named to the Senior Leader Inclusion Council for Dow charted to drive execution of the diversity and inclusion strategy and priorities across the company.
Heath serves as executive liaison to external organizations such as The Sustainability Consortium, American Chemistry Council Value Chain and Retail Committees and the Global Silicone Council and is on the boards of the Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership and Project Lead The Way a national STEM organization. She is also an active member of her local Philadelphia community.
The Forty Women to Watch Over 40 list celebrates women who are upending the perception that 40 is past your prime. They are reinventing, leaning in, and creating momentum that will be felt by those beyond their community and field of work. Forty Women to Watch over 40 was created by Christina Vuleta and Whitney Johnson to bring awareness to the reality that innovation gets even better with age. Christina, creator of 40:20 Vision, a cross-generational mentoring platform and Whitney, speaker, investor and author of Dare, Dream, Do, both share the conviction that women in their forties and onwards reach new levels of creativity, clarity and confidence. This list gives a voice to these women who have more in front of them than they have behind them.
To view the full list of Forty Women to Watch Over 40, please visit www.fortyover40.com.
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1National Girls Collaborative Project, State of Girls and Women in STEM