Barry James, Regional Director, DuPont, Turkey, Central Asia, Black Sea States, Middle East and North Africa
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As a Bronze Sponsor, DuPont is supporting the 4th Women Leadership Forum Middle East and Africa themed, “Advancing women in the economy and increasing their business opportunities in the workforce”, taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on the 21st and 22nd of November, 2012.
“Diversity and Inclusion are core to DuPont and central pillars of one of our Core Values, namely ‘Respect for People’. The benefit we accrue from this is a rich and diverse talent pool, and sustainable business growth,” said Barry James, Regional Director - DuPont, Turkey, Central Asia, Black Sea States, Middle East and North Africa. “We are proud sponsors of this conference because a diverse and inclusive workforce that inspires our world’s next innovations, and real sustainable economic development, will come from collaborations. Ultimately, the success of these collaborations relies on all organizations encouraging diversity and inclusion and with it, growing and cultivating a talented, innovative and collaborative future workforce. We work hard to create a diverse organization that continues to evolve so as to attract, develop and retain highly talented and creative people.”
During its 210 years, DuPont has continued to evolve and today, as a market-driven science company, DuPont continues its legacy of delivering innovation during challenging times. The company is applying science and innovation to work on global challenges such as ensuring that enough food is available for people everywhere, using our existing energy more responsibly and finding new sustainable sources of energy, and protecting people and the environment.
DuPont has received numerous international recognitions for its workplace policies:
For the fourth consecutive year, The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named DuPont one of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."
For multiple years, DuPont was honored as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine – a US magazine.
DuPont has been named one of the Top Employers in a survey by Science magazine for the fifth year in a row. DuPont was ranked No. 10 this year, up from No. 14 last year.
In September this year, Ellen Kullman, DuPont Chair and CEO, was ranked #5 in Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business List and for the first time in history, there are now 20 female CEOs at the 500 largest U.S. corporations.
DuPont is one of a handful of Fortune 500 companies with a female CEO and three female Board members. (DuPont is one of 3.8% of Fortune 500 companies with a female CEO and one of 16.1% of Fortune 500 companies with 3 female Board Directors.)