Tolliver Named to Catalyst Board of Advisors and NA Co-Chair of Dows Womens Innovation Network
MIDLAND, Mich. - January 26, 2016 - Paula Tolliver, chief information officer and corporate vice president of Business Services, has been appointed to represent The Dow Chemical Company on the Catalyst Board of Advisors and has assumed the role of co-chair of Dow’s Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) in North America.
In her role with Catalyst, Tolliver will work across industries to assess and advance best practices for the advancement of female talent from premier employers across multiple sectors.
“These appointments are testimony to Paula’s strength as a leader and the depth of her commitment to diversity and expanding opportunities in every dimension of the workplace,” said James R. Fitterling, Dow vice chairman and chief operating officer. ”The work of Paula and others dedicated to building inclusive work environments will help create competitive advantage, generate innovation and better prepare us to meet the business challenges ahead.”
In her role on the Board of Advisors, Tolliver will help further Catalyst’s mission of offering businesses strategic advice and counsel on topics related to the advancement of women. She will join senior executives on the Advisory Board from leading companies including Coca-Cola, IBM, Procter & Gamble and Walmart Stores, all of which are active members.
“There is a strong alignment between the missions of Dow and Catalyst to build diverse and inclusive workplaces as a driver of business success,” Tolliver said. “I’m honored to serve in this capacity and dedicated to helping build a workplace where diversity thrives and creates value.”
“We are pleased to welcome Paula Tolliver to Catalyst’s Board of Advisors, and look forward to working together in our mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion,” said Deborah Gillis, president & chief executive officer, Catalyst.
Tolliver will also co-chair the Dow’s WIN North America Network with Diego Donoso, business president Packaging and Specialty Plastics.
For more than 25 years, WIN has provided a framework for women at Dow to share experiences, find mentors and gain access to senior leadership. Today, WIN is enhancing its offerings around mentoring, networking, and professional development as part of a renewed focus on development and engagement at Dow.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.