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As President and Chief Financial Officer, Howard is a vocal advocate for a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace for all employees. He has served as Executive Sponsor for the Women’s Inclusion Network ERG since 2017, supporting over 9,000 participants through programs such as EY’s POWER UP, Sponsor to Success, and Catalyst MARC Workshops. 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. As Executive Sponsor of the Total Rewards Assessment program, Howard has reinforced Dow’s commitment to offer equitable opportunities by establishing a global minimum standard of 16 weeks paid time off for new parents – birthing, non-birthing and adoptive, regardless of gender.