On March 8, Ecolab will celebrate International Women’s Day – and its commitment to gender equality – with a global initiative led by E3, the company’s employee resource group (ERG) committed to accelerating the advancement of women leaders.
Research shows that gender diversity is closely linked with improved company performance and growth, and Ecolab has a strong commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees.
“We’re working to make Ecolab a place where women have greater opportunities to grow and advance their careers,” said Chief Operating Officer Tom Handley, the executive sponsor of E3. “We’re proud of the significant progress we’ve made and will continue to partner across our business to drive further improvement.”
“We’re working to make Ecolab a place where women have greater opportunities to grow and advance their careers. We’re proud of the significant progress we’ve made and will continue to partner across our business to drive further improvement.”
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Sponsor of E3
Greater opportunities for women leaders
Ecolab has achieved major strides in its effort to provide greater opportunities for women leaders. As an example, the makeup of Ecolab’s board of directors is now 36 percent women, up from eight percent in 2006. Chairman and CEO Doug Baker noted this progress in a recent article, saying, “We believe the diverse perspectives of our board will continue to play an important role in our organization’s growth and performance.” Similarly, 31 percent of Ecolab’s corporate officers today are women.
Celebrating the impact of women on Ecolab’s success
To recognize the company’s progress and inspire employees, Ecolab’s 4,000-member E3 ERG developed International Women’s Day celebration activities for local chapters throughout the world.
The E3 team also created member-driven videos connecting to the greater Ecolab International Women’s Day theme, #HerImpactMatters, and recognized 24 outstanding Ecolab leaders who model inclusiveness and equality, inspire and empower women, and drive business growth.
About International Women’s Day
International Women's Day (March 8) is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout the world and also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The first International Women’s Day celebrations occurred in 1911.