Information, insights, and advice for ACS industry members
June 25, 2020
As corporate America reconsiders its commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion and respect, Karen Carter, Dow’s Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer, has some relevant insights to share.  She has some compelling takes on the benefits of being uncomfortable, the power of resilience, the gift of service, and much more.

Elsewhere in today’s issue, ACS Career Consultant Donald Truss explains why you should tailor your job application to suit the position desired. Chemours' Bridget Woolley, an early career chemist, reflects on what she’s learned about failed experiments, and our LinkedIn Learning course focuses on priorities: Identify them, retain them, and complete them.
John C. Katz
Executive Editor
"You are Dow’s first Chief Inclusion Officer. Any newly-created position has plusses and minuses. What were they in this instance?"
Karen Carter, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Inclusion Officer, Dow Chemical Company
Karen Carter
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Chief Inclusion Officer
Dow Chemical Company
"Inclusion and diversity are not new at Dow; we have been working to create an..." Read More
Meet the analytical chemistry technician supporting the manufacture of fluoropolymers
The Chemours Chambers Works site in Deepwater, New Jersey, manufactures fluoropolymers used in coatings that...Read More
Bridget Woolley, Analytical laboratory technician, Chemours
Bridget Woolley
Analytical laboratory technician,
"Given the current job climate, how can I make myself more marketable?"
Donald Truss, ACS Career Consultant
Donald Truss
ACS Career Consultant
As chemists, we invest years of our life studying to become...Read More
What you most need to know from an industry-connected LinkedIn Learning Course. Today's course: Productivity: Prioritizing at Work
As long as everything gets done, it seems like prioritization doesn’t matter, right? According to Mike Vardy, productivity expert, choosing the right priority can...Read More
“The toughest part [of my job] has been learning that not all of your experiments are going to go right every time. And that it's how you react to the challenges and not whether or not it works that matters."
- Bridget Woolley, Chemours
Scholarly Publishing Tips and Interviewing in the Era of COVID-19 in next week's ACS Webinars
Tune in to ACS Webinars next week tips and insights from our esteemed panel of experts! On Monday, June 29, join Mary Beth Mulcahy from ACS Chemical Health & Safety for a rebroadcast of her 10 essential tips for scholarly publishing. On Wednesday, July 1, join Will Fuentes from the Maestro Group for a live interactive refresher to ace each step of the interview process in the era of COVID-19.  Did you miss a webinar or want to view one again? ACS members have exclusive access to our expansive library of recordings. Visit the webinar archives to catch up on the latest recordings.
Nominations are open for C&EN’s 10 Start-Ups to Watch
Help C&EN highlight young chemistry firms working to improve the lives of individuals and communities through innovation. If you know of a firm that is using chemistry to solve the world’s most pressing problems enter them for our 2020 special. Nominations close August 1, 2020.
Working in Industry (Resume Writing - Branding Yourself)
Learn how to create a robust resume for industrial chemistry positions during our upcoming complimentary Virtual Classroom, Working in Industry (Resume Writing - Branding Yourself), on July 17. Register today!
Top 3 Reasons You Can’t Miss the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Exposition

Join your colleagues around the globe virtually for the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Exposition, August 17 – 20, virtually in the comfort of your home.
  • Participate in 250+ Broadcast sessions, Live daily kickoffs, interactive poster presentations, and more. Gain access to cutting-edge research with over 5,000 papers presented.
  • Networking is crucial at any meeting. We’re hosting virtual video networking events to help you connect and share ideas with your peers from around the world.
  • The ACS Expo is going virtual too! Meet and interact with exhibitors, make connections, and discover new technological developments in industry.
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ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication
Discover the definitive resource for getting research published. For all ACS Members, at the special rate of $65/yr, the new ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication covers all instructions from previous editions of The ACS Style Guide - completely updated and modernized. The Guide envelops everything from classic journal authoring topics such as Organization of Your Article and Peer Review, to styling conventions and emerging areas of interest in scholarly communication.