Six Dow leaders recognized on INvolve’s 2023 Empower Role Model lists

MIDLAND, Mich. – May 24, 2023 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced today that six of its leaders have been honored across three Empower Role Model lists for 2023: the Empower 50 Advocates Role Model List; the Empower 100 Executives Role Model List; and the Empower 100 Future Leaders Role Model List.

The Empower Role Model lists showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work for people of color within global business. These inspirational leaders are paving the way when it comes to increasing representation and driving diversity, inclusion and equity for others in the workplace.

Dow employees selected for Empower Role Model Lists include:

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Mauro Gregorio President, Performance Materials & Coatings, Latin America oversight Executive sponsor, Hispanic and Latin Network

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Karen Carter President, Packaging & Specialty Plastics

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Shruti Bahadur, Global Leader, Employee Experience and Employee Resource Groups

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Marissa Yu, Legal Counsel, Litigation

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Lotus Huang
, Research & Development Director

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Lina Cano-Ackerman, IT Service Leader

"Diversity in the workplace is a catalyst for innovation and business success,” said Alveda Williams, Dow chief inclusion officer. “Congratulations to the Dow leaders featured on the list; they are true role models who are harnessing the power of inclusion, diversity and equity to make a difference for our people, our culture, and the way we do business.”

Dow’s ALL IN 2025 Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity strategy leads with inclusion, while intentionally focusing on diversity, and embedding equity into the Company's practices, policies, and procedures. By concentrating on these key areas and taking deliberate actions, Dow has achieved significant results and made noticeable progress.

Founder & CEO of INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, says, “I’m so thrilled to be celebrating this global group of trailblazing Executives, Future Leaders and Advocates for people of color in business. All the individuals within these lists are championing inclusion and leveraging their expertise and knowledge to drive impactful initiatives and strategic change within their organizations. It’s vital that people of color across global organizations can succeed and achieve career success, and these Role Models are essential drivers of change who are smashing barriers to progress. We could not effect change without them leading the way.”

Dow leaders have been previously recognized on INvolve's Empower Role Model lists multiple times, as well as this year’s inaugural INvolve Enable Role Model list – both of which showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work.

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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