Our first female research scientist, Sylvia Stoesser, Ph.D., began working for Dow in 1929. Dr. Stoesser went on to hold 29 patents, five of which led to a process which enabled the Dowell Division — a billion-dollar-a-year business. She also laid the important groundwork for the polystyrene used in a variety of plastics today.
Women in science have shaped the face of industry and continue to do so to this day. Learn more about Dr. Stoesser and her important contributions to the field of chemistry.
Just days into the new year and American executives are yet again being asked to flex and increase their justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) IQ. The events of the last two weeks have further solidified the need for corporate executives – and the companies they lead – to address the realities of serious and deeply rooted inequity, systemic racism and bias in the United States.
Health Equity Advisory to further the goal of prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion
NEW YORK, January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute today announced the launch of its new IWBI Health Equity Advisory to help accelerate its vision for everyone to have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The Advisory will work to identify, codify and scale strategies that can be used by buildings, businesses and communities around the world to help achieve this vision.
The Advisory will be led by a global group of prestigious co-chairs representing diverse areas of expertise and perspectives, including:
2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.
Creating better experiences for patients and customers starts with our people. A number of partnerships launched in 2020 are providing new opportunities to address systemic inequities in hiring and talent management processes, and accelerate progress in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity.
Implementing federally funded disaster recovery projects to help build back resilient communities
Brenna Minor is a program manager with Tetra Tech’s Disaster Recovery group, specializing in implementing federally funded disaster recovery projects. Brenna currently works with the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on COVID-19 recovery programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. She also is developing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-Mitigation Action Plan for the U.S.
CNH Industrial has recently completed the second edition of its Female Leader Mentoring Program in Brazil. This is just one of the many actions the company is taking in the arena of gender equity. During the program male employees in senior leadership positions shared their experience and knowledge in order to contribute to the professional development of nine women leaders.
DURHAM, NC, January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The launch of Women in Climate Tech (WiCT) was announced today by the group’s Steering Committee. The organization’s mission is to empower and amplify the voices of women working in this burgeoning industry and to grow the share of females represented who will work on this issue for generations to come.
According to a new Catalyst Report, “Towards a More Equitable Future: The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change”, more than 70 global chief executive officers who are also part of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change are elevating more women in leadership positions. Rockwell Automation is proud to be a part of this effort.