International Women's Day 2021


International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and their significant contributions to society. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. No one government, non-government organization (NGO), charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network, or media organization is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many companies around the globe will highlight women’s achievements to raise awareness about women’s equality.

Ashland has committed to further our environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda. Today, through the Ashland Women’s International Network (AWIN), we are raising the visibility of nineteen exceptional women from across Ashland and recognizing their positive contributions to our company.


Guillermo Novo
Chairman of the Board & 
Chief Executive Officer

These women represent all regions and many functions across the company. Their achievements include enabling greater efficiencies to implementing new systems, securing new business and more. To honor this year’s Business Impact Award Winners, Ashland is donating $20,000 on their behalf to the AnitaB. Organization which was founded in 1997 by computer scientists Anita Borg and Telle Whitney. The non-profit organization’s primary aim is to recruit, retain and advance women in technology as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation.

Congratulations to our nineteen exceptional women solvers. At Ashland, we will continue having meaningful narratives about how we can eliminate gender bias and discrimination, to accelerate gender parity.


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check presentation via virtual event is a global nonprofit organization based in Belmont, California. Founded by computer scientists Anita Borg and Telle Whitney, the institute's primary aim is to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology.


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