Since 1999, the African-American Network (AAN) has been helping Dow's African-American employees develop relationships, explore mentoring opportunities and share experiences with colleagues and peers. AAN plays an important role in empowering and equipping employees at Dow, enhancing their career potential.
AAN also works with external partners such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and other organizations that share Dow's commitment to promoting careers in science, engineering and technology among African-American youth.
In 2000, the AAN founded Dow Promise, an outreach program that works with external partners to help overcome educational and economic challenges of African-American young people and adults in communities near Dow sites.
- Sandra Parker, project manager, Dow Project & Support Center, was awarded the first Winifred Burks-Houck Women's Professional Leadership Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE).
- Jeff Tate, business finance director for Performance Products & Performance Systems, received the National Achievement in Industry Award from the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).
- Dow has received two Golden Torch Awards from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for its minority PhD recruiting program, BEST - Building Engineering and Science Talent at Dow, and Dow Promise.
"Diversity and inclusion is a strategic imperative at Dow and will enable us to get the right talent and the right culture to drive our transformation and growth agenda. An inclusive culture is essential to our success as a company."
|Joe Harlan, Executive Sponsor, AAN
Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee with oversight for Chemicals, Energy and Performance Materials