As global chair of ADN, I know first-hand how becoming involved in an ERG can help build confidence and career skills.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month and an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the diverse Asian heritage that can be found across Dow. As we celebrate Dow’s 125th anniversary this year, I imagine a better, more equitable future for all. To get there, I really believe that true diversity and inclusion must be cultivated every day. And I’m glad and proud that this has always been and will always be deeply embedded in Dow’s culture and practices. But, we can always do more as we face new or changing developments in society.
Through the Asian Diversity Network (ADN), one of 10 Dow Employee Resource Groups, we are continually helping create a culture that fosters inclusion and open-mindedness, give our members a voice to create the change they want to see, and develop new leadership and career skills. Let me share some examples of how we are doing this:
As global chair of ADN, I know first-hand how becoming involved in an ERG can help build confidence and career skills. None of this happened overnight. When I first started my career at Dow, I was an introvert. Through the years, ADN has given me a safe and comfortable place to come out of my shell, network across the company, and practice “soft skills” that didn’t always come naturally to me – all skills that are important in my current role as a production leader. The mentorship, the support, the honest conversations – they all contributed to my personal and professional growth. That’s something I want to pass along to the next generation of leaders at Dow.
Weber Ng, Dow production leader and global chair of the Asian Diversity Network