Dow Named Among Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Women, Announces 2015 Working Mother of the Year

2015 List Honors Dow For Progressive Workplace Programs

MIDLAND, MI - September 22, 2015

Working Mother magazine today named The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) to the 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list. This award honors companies that demonstrate commitment to progressive workplace programs, including advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. Dow also announced today its 2015 Working Mother of the Year, Mary Meyer. The Working Mother of the Year honor recognizes a working mom who succeeds in balancing work and family, serves as positive role model and mentor, and distinguishes herself in the community.

“At Dow, we value the diverse perspectives that our working mothers and all employees, bring to work each and every day,” said Jim Fitterling, vice chairman, Business Operations and Dow’s executive sponsor for the Women’s Innovation Network, one of eight employee diversity networks the Company supports. “These differences fuel our innovation and growth and are essential to Dow’s ability to deliver on our commitments.”

This year marks the third time in the award’s 30 year history that Dow has received this prestigious recognition from Working Mother. Dow and Meyer will be honored at the Working Mothers 100 Best Companies Work Life Congress on Oct. 14-15 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Honorees will also attend the 100 Best Companies Gala Awards Dinner and participate in an awards presentation ceremony. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

“Our culture at Dow is defined by respect for all employees, and Dow is proud to be recognized as a company that advances policies to enable all employees to reach their fullest potential,” said Johanna Söderström, corporate vice president of Human Resources and Aviation. “Dow remains committed to a workplace that values diversity and inclusion, and working mothers are a critical part of this equation.”

Dow’s 2015 Working Mother of the Year

Mary Meyer serves as Maintenance Group Leader for Plastics Central Maintenance at Dow Louisiana Operations. Meyer began her Dow career in 2006 as a maintenance and reliability engineer. Meyer lives in Brusly, La. with her husband, Justin, and they are the proud parents of four children. Beyond her professional role at Dow and her personal role as mother, Meyer is chairperson for the Louisiana Operations 2015 United Way Campaign, a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassador, and a Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) steering team member. She is also an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, we are keen to recognize leaders who have built initiatives that truly support all employees,” said Subha Barry, vice president and general manager, Working Mother Media, “They are the vanguard of successful companies, with policies that matter to American families.”

For more information on Dow’s inclusive culture, including information on working at Dow, visit www.dow.com/careers.

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About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.  More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

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