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, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
and on

“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

For more information on Dow’s inclusive culture, including information
on working at Dow, visit

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

About Working Mother Media

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are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of
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