Dow Develops Leaders While Addressing World Challenges
MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 5, 2018--The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) sent 43 of its global leaders to Mumbai, India this week to address pressing local challenges related to sustainable housing, environmental cleanup, diversity and inclusion, circular economy, and education and career readiness as part of its sixth-annual Leadership in Action (LIA) program.
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Dow Develops Leaders While Addressing World Challenges in Mumbai, India. (Photo: Business Wire)
After completing six months of virtual pro-bono consulting on seven projects with strategic non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Dow’s LIA participants are spending the week in country as the pinnacle of their collaboration, working on projects including:
“Dow invests in the leaders of tomorrow, and they in turn invest in the Dow of tomorrow. Through Leadership in Action, participants become visionaries for new business development in emerging geographies as they learn from experience about the market realities of global communities. Additionally, these teams establish strong in-country relationships to pave the way for business opportunities and market growth, while making strides toward our commitment to advance human progress by addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Jim Fitterling, Dow chief executive officer.
“An essential part of Dow’s leadership development philosophy is action learning. The Leadership in Action program continues to be one of our flagship programs, and has proven to help transform the way we develop superior leaders by matching them with real world challenges to solve, giving them learning experiences that test their ability to lead courageously, collaborate effectively, and deliver innovative solutions that generate value,” said Johanna Söderström, Dow chief human resources officer and senior vice president Human Resources and Aviation.
Aligned to Dow’s long-term commitments to advance a sustainable planet and society, LIA intersects Dow’s investment in Global Citizenship; the Company’s focus on its 2025 Sustainability Goals; and Human Resource’s pool of top talent to build sustainable communities around the world. To date, LIA has engaged more than 240 employees who have worked with 42 NGOs to benefit communities in the Philippines, Ghana, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com
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