You are invited to join us for the WIC luncheon featuring keynote speaker Carol Williams, Chairman of the Board, Owens-Illinois and a member of the Olin Chemical Board of Directors.
Williams joined Dow in 1980, starting as an engineer in R&D for plastic films and foams in the Granville Research Center. In 1995, she moved to Texas as the global R&D director for the Epoxy Products and Intermediates Business. She became business vice president for Chlor-Alkali Assets in 2000, and was named vice president of Global Purchasing in 2003. In 2005, she was named vice president of Business Development for Market Facing Businesses. Williams was named as Sr. Vice President of Basic Chemicals in January 2009 and President of Chemicals & Energy in 2010. She accepted her role as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing & Engineering in August 2011. In December 2014, Williams was named as special advisor to Dow’s chairman and CEO.
She also served on the United States Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council in 2012/2013 and on the Board of Directors of Sadara, Dow-Mitsui Chlor-Alkali LLC and Zep Inc. She served on the Board of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University until 2016 and continues to serve as an advisory board member for the Engineering Department and a member of the Energy Futures Institute Presidential Consultation Committee. Williams is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In 2009, she was selected as an Alumnae of the year at Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Williams received the 2010/2011 Woman of the Year Award from the National Association of Professional Women and in 2014, received the Junior Achievement Laureate award of Mid-Michigan.
Carols Williams will be speaking on "Navigating Obstacles: How Women Leaders Successfully Overcome Challenges". She will talk about how women’s advancement in the workplace has taken significant strides over the last century and yet; executive positions continue to be male-dominated. What are the hidden barriers that exist for women and how do successful women recognize and remove barriers to help achieve positions of power?
This luncheon is priced at $15 for Graduate Students and $25 for Professionals. Advanced registration is required. If you haven't yet registered for the meeting, you can add this ticketed event when you register. If you have already registered for the meeting, please call Customer Service at 800-242-4363 or 203-702-7660 (outside of US) to add this event referencing item # 102.
Please join us for a great opportunity to meet our luncheon speaker and network with colleagues.