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Howard has served as Executive Sponsor for the Women’s Inclusion Network ERG since 2017, a role which involves supporting over 7,000 participants. As well as sponsoring a POWER UP program and career portfolio toolkits with over 1,300 Dow women, Howard has also championed Sponsor to Success in Finance, advancing women and U.S. minority talent development by pairing participants with a senior leader advocate who enhances exposure and visibility. He has a track record of enforcing expectations for recruiting gender-diverse talent across all levels, including transparently posting all roles internally, and he has cultivated a strong female talent pipeline across the organization by providing external coaches for female employees globally. In another of his roles, as Executive Sponsor of the Total Rewards Assessment program, Howard has reinforced his commitment to offer equitable opportunities by establishing a global minimum standard of 16 weeks paid time off for new parents regardless of gender.