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The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced today that Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D., business president for Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications, has been appointed to represent Dow on the Catalyst Board of Advisors. In this role, Dr. Mink will assess and advance best practices for the advancement of female talent from premier employers across multiple sectors.
“Dr. Mink’s appointment to Catalyst’s Board is both recognition of her outstanding capability as a change agent, and another step forward in our critical journey to creating a truly inclusive workplace. With key business challenges ahead, we need to be a pacesetter in our industry for bringing diverse talent to the table to generate innovation,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and chief executive officer.
As a member of the Board of Advisors, Mink will help further Catalyst’s mission of offering businesses strategic advice and counsel on topics related to the advancement of women. Dr. Mink will join senior executives on the Advisory Board from leading companies including Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft and Toyota – all of which are active members.
“I’m excited about my appointment to the Board of Advisors for Catalyst,” said Mink. “I look forward to providing insight and perspective to the organization, focusing on how to advance best practices that will benefit talented women around the globe.”
Catalyst was founded in 1962 and is a global leader in promoting workplace diversity and expanding opportunities for women in business. Catalyst’s research has been referenced in a variety of publications and the organization helps businesses develop their strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment. Dow has been a member of Catalyst since the mid-1990s.
“We appreciate Dow’s ongoing leadership and commitment to Catalyst,” said Ilene Lang, president and chief executive officer at Catalyst. “Our ability to achieve impact around the world is due in large part to Dow’s support, and we are grateful.”