Women now represent the majority of university graduates in developed economies, control 80 percent or more of all consumer purchasing decisions, and account for 70 percent of new business start-ups in the US. They are a critical, valuable part of the global talent pool. Recognizing the significant role that women have in business success, the Women's Innovation Network at Dow is a strategic resource for leaders looking to develop their female talent as well as for women to invest in their own success.
The WIN strategy focuses on two areas: developing and engaging women, and catalyzing culture change. WIN offers mentoring and networking opportunities, and provides access to professional development tailored to the unique needs of women at critical career stages. The network is focused on catalyzing culture change by engaging champions, both men and women, across the organization.
WIN also partners with a number of external organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers and Catalyst, which share Dow's commitment to expanding opportunities for women in the workplace, especially in science and engineering. Partnering with these organizations provides additional opportunities for WIN members to interact and share with other professional women around the world.
News and Awards
- Dow signs Women's Empowerment Principles – This partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact joins 167 companies and other organizations from around the world in their mission to promote gender equality and women's empowerment.
- Top 50 Company for Executive Women – Dow was named a Top 50 Company for Executive Women in 2010 by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). This list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women's advancement.
- Dow India Sponsors Scholarship for Women – Dow India, in partnership with the Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology (MUICT) in Mumbai, has inaugurated the Dow India ICT Women's Scholarship, a full scholarship for completion of a doctorate course in science or technology.
|"We intend to become a global pacesetter in our industry for bringing diverse perspectives to the table, and we need women to hold an important seat at that table, working to solve the issues affecting our world."
Executive Vice President, Dow
President, Plastics & Hydrocarbons