DuPont Selected Among Top Companies for Female Leaders

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Significant Progress in Appointing Women to Senior Positions Cited by Magazine.

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We are pleased to be recognized for ensuring that women get the leadership opportunities they deserve

DuPont has been selected as one of the top 50 companies for executive women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) magazine. DuPont was recognized for increasing the number of women in leadership positions, including the appointment of Ellen J. Kullman to chief executive officer.

“We are pleased to be recognized for ensuring that women get the leadership opportunities they deserve,” said DuPont Vice President of Human Resources Maritza J. Poza-Grise. “This recognition exemplifies our core value of respect for people.”

Women represent 26 percent of the employee base at DuPont and hold 24 percent of key leadership positions.

“Companies that have women contributing their perspective and expertise to the actual running of the business not only are the ones that will survive our economic crisis, they will emerge from it as leaders in the global economy,” said Carol Evans, NAFE chief executive officer.

NAFE also noted that DuPont is active in programs to support women throughout their careers via leadership development training and employee networks.

In determining its top companies, NAFE places specific emphasis on the number of women running the business-of-the-business -- jobs with profit-and-loss responsibility -- and examines company strategies to boost progress.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

3/23/09
Link to NAFE 2009 Top 50 Companies: http://www.nafe.com/web?service=vpage/3846

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