Dow leaders recognized in ethnic minority role model lists

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The EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work for ethnic minorities

May 14, 2021Updated: May 14, 2021 7:21 a.m.

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Dow announced this week that five leaders earned recognition on three 2021 EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists, including Top 20 Advocates, 100 Ethnic Minority Executives, and 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders.

The EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work for ethnic minorities in the UK, Ireland, Europe, and people of color in the United States and Canada. Honorees are recognized for the success in their own careers and efforts to drive for more inclusive workplaces.

“Diversity in the workplace is a catalyst for business success,” said Karen S. Carter, chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer. “At Dow, we are committed to diversifying our workforce across the talent pipeline and the global enterprise, which enables us to deliver the most value to our stakeholders.”

Dow employees selected for EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists include:

  • Top 20 Advocates List, #3 Jim Fitterling, chairman and chief executive officer; Executive sponsor, Global African Affinity Network
  • Top 20 Ethnic Minority Executives List, #9 Mauro Gregorio, president, Performance Materials & Coatings, Latin America oversight; Executive sponsor, Hispanic and Latin Network
  • Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List, #69 Karen S. Carter, chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer
  • Top 20 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List, #13 Shruti Bahadur, global program leader for eMarketplace, Customer and Employee Experience; North America leader, Asian Diversity Network
  • Top 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List, #40 Kalyani Martinelango, associate R&D director, Core R&D Engineering and Process Science; global chair, Asian Diversity Network

Last year, Dow announced the implementation of Dow ACTs, a strategic framework and action plan focusing on Advocacy, Community and Talent. The holistic plan demonstrates the company’s commitment to address systemic racism in the U.S and accelerate change. As a strategic action, Dow has pledged $10 million over the next five years to help advance social justice and racial equality.