We believe in contributing to the success of company team members and other stakeholders by collaborating to accomplish goals and address topics that are important to everyone.
Recognized for taking a STEP Ahead
For the second time in two years, an Eastman engineer has received a Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead award. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Production, and helps inspire women—a typically underrepresented segment of the industrial workforce—to pursue and excel in related careers. Through STEP Ahead, hundreds of women from all levels of manufacturing have been recognized for excellence and leadership in their careers. Telling these stories inspires the next generation of young women to familiarize themselves with the industry through mentorship programs and eventually become the manufacturing leaders.
Raising the bar
Helping employees fully benefit from their career experiences is the goal of Eastman Professional Development Club. By engaging employees through networking and community activities, the organization facilitates the growth and development of Eastman employees as well as other professionals in the area. The focus is on enhancing key skills of members through programming that highlights specific areas of career and professional development.
Changing the face of technology
Because workforce diversity and inclusion are of utmost importance to Eastman, we are partnering with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Pacesetters to encourage gender parity in technical fields, particularly information technology.
NCWIT recognizes Eastman as "Change Leader in Tech Diversity" and features the company on its newly designed website, www.sitwithme.org. Known for the iconic "Red Chair" that illustrates the need for more women in IT, visitors will quickly learn about Eastman's commitments around empowerment, diversity and inclusion, and education.