Three Dow leaders recognized on Heroes Women Role Model Lists
MIDLAND, Mich. – September 28, 2023 – Today, Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced that three of its leaders have been recognized on 2023 Heroes Women Role Model Lists by INvolve: the 100 Women Executives List; the Advocates Executives List; and the 100 Future Leaders List. The Heroes Women Role Model Lists showcase leaders who champion women in business and drive change for gender diversity in the workplace.
The recipients have attained success in their personal careers and have directly and indirectly used their platforms to create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable business environment for women.
Dow leaders named to the 2023 Heroes Women Role Model Lists include:
Heroes 100 Women Executives List
Melanie Kalmar, Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer; Executive Sponsor, Dow’s Prime Employee Resource Group, first-time Heroes honoree
Heroes Advocates Executives List, # 9
Howard Ungerleider, President and Chief Financial Officer; Executive Sponsor, Dow's Women's Inclusion Network Employee Resource Group; four-time Heroes honoree
Heroes 100 Women Future Leaders List, # 20
Margherita Fontana, EMEAI Commercial Director, Dow Consumer Solutions; Global Chair of Dow’s Women’s Inclusion Network Employee Resource Group; two-time Heroes honoree
On being named to the Women Executives list, Kalmar said, "I am honored to receive recognition on this year’s Heroes list. There is great opportunity – across all industries – to bring women’s voices to the table. I consider it a priority to empower women at every level in the organization and be an ardent advocate for inclusion, diversity and equity across the Company."
Dow's comprehensive global inclusion, diversity and equity strategy is integrated into the Company's overall business strategy. Across the Company, employees are helping to champion a culture of inclusion by acting as catalysts for advancing business success, enhancing employee engagement and activating communities for impact. A focus of this strategy is improving the representation of underrepresented populations, including women globally and ethnic minorities in the U.S. at Dow.
"Every single day, I learn something new as an active ally for women at Dow," said Ungerleider. "Our Women’s Inclusion Network partners across the organization to share experiences and lift up our colleagues. Their work inspires me to activate more allies and make a difference – not just today, but for decades to come."
Visit Dow's website for additional information on the Company's commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity and to explore Dow's 2022 Intersections Progress Report.
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 www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
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