At Dow, we know that our employees are passionate about growing opportunities in the communities in which we live and work. As a company, we feel that community success is an important part of diversity and inclusion in action. Through charitable and volunteer efforts, Dow employees are enhancing many communities around the world, as well as building stronger relationships and connections with one another.
We work to build a diverse talent pipeline and provide access to opportunities for economically disadvantaged and underrepresented groups. By offering scholarships, mentoring relationships and other outreach programs, we enable students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Here are just a few examples of diversity organizations that Dow supports through its philanthropy and volunteerism.
- NACME – National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. – Dow’s contribution helps create opportunities for underrepresented minority youth to pursue engineering studies, and helps ensure the successful graduate access to a potentially exciting and rewarding career.
- Serasa Experian – Dow has joined forces with this private company, whose aim is to train and employ persons with disabilities. A four-month training program prepares participants for the workforce, and also enhances and enriches their professional identities.
- Dow Promise – This outreach program works with external partners to help overcome educational and economic challenges of African-American young people and adults in communities near Dow sites.
- Out & Equal – This national nonprofit organization headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., champions safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
- Healthy Women, Healthy Economies – Dow is partnering with the Global Business Coalition (GBC) and the U.S. State Department, as well as other leading corporations, to launch a two-year strategic initiative that will, over the next two years, shape a powerful agenda for corporate investment in women and girls, including radically expanded and improved health outcomes.
- My Handicap – Dow Europe supports this organization, which focuses on meeting the needs of people with disabilities in everyday corporate life, increasing employment of people with disabilities and promoting barrier-free work infrastructures.
- Women’s Empowerment Principles – A partnership of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, this initiative joins 167 companies and other organizations from around the world in their mission to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.