Recognizing Women on International Women's Day

March 8, 2021
“At Johnson Controls, we believe increased diversity in our workforce makes us a stronger, more robust company,” said Joe Oliveri, general manager, Global Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls.

International Women's Day, held on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural achievements of women. The theme of the campaign this year is “Choose to Challenge." The group organizing this day choose this theme saying: “A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change."

 One of the many companies that participated in this day is Johnson Controls.

 “At Johnson Controls, we believe increased diversity in our workforce makes us a stronger, more robust company,” said Joe Oliveri, general manager, Global Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls, in a statement. “And we are living out this belief. We are investing in employee resource groups, such as our Women’s Global Network and Women in Ops group. Through these initiatives and many others, we are establishing diversity in leadership positions as the expected and normal way we do business. And it’s working. Women currently lead our two largest manufacturing plants and other diverse employees hold many other roles critical to our success. But we can’t rest. We are continually recruiting diverse candidates to fill positions at all levels throughout our organization.”

The company chose to highlight three female HVAC professionals. While employment of HVACR mechanics and installers is projected to grow four percent from 2019 to 2029, only 13% of active engineers were women in 2019.

In addition to including these women in the slideshow, we include six young women leaders as identified by the World Economic Forum.Note: This article originally appeared on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Blog.   

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