Dow Leaders Recognized for Fostering Inclusive Workplace

October 31, 2019 Dow Leaders Recognized for Fostering Inclusive Workplace

Four members of Dow Chemical Co.’s leadership team have been recognized by OUTstanding, a professional network for LGBT+ executives and their allies.

Jim Fitterling, Dow’s CEO, and Louis A. Vega, the company’s president of North America and vice president of government affairs and advocacy for North America, were included in OUTstanding’s list of 2019 Top 100 Leading LGBT+ Executives. Fitterling placed third on the annual index while Vega was ranked 18th.

In addition, Alberto Pino, home care marketing leader for Dow Latin America, and Cory Valente, senior R&D manager for Dow Performance Silicones, were named to OUTstanding’s 2019 Top 50 LGBT+ Future Leaders.

“In order to attract and retain the best talent worldwide, compete globally, and deliver the most value to our stakeholders, we are focused on creating an inclusive culture–both at Dow and in our communities,” said Karen S. Carter, Dow’s chief inclusion officer and chief human resources officer. “Thanks to Jim, Louis, Alberto, and Cory who are setting the example and leading the way to an inclusive culture for all.”

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