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As Dow’s first Chief Inclusion Officer, Karen developed and implemented a global inclusion and diversity (I&D) strategy that is woven into the corporate business strategy, coupling I&D metrics with financial and safety results. Under her leadership, Dow published its first inclusion report, and accelerated spend with small and diverse suppliers to more than $1B since 2017. Additionally, global participation in Dow’s 10 Employee Resource Groups increased more than 25%, nearing best in class levels and over 80% of people leaders lead by example through their engagement. She renewed focus on sponsorship with through the creation of Advocacy in Action, a new talent development program that pairs African American protégés with senior leader sponsors to drive career achievement. Karen serves on the advisory board of Catalyst and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Her contributions have resulted in being named to Black Enterprise’s 2018 Top Executives in Diversity list.

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