It’s UP2 us to develop women in the workplace
The women who work at Corning choose their career paths based on personal, job, and family goals. Every choice is valid and every contribution is valued – it takes all of us working together to help Corning succeed. It has been this way throughout the company’s history. We have a storied legacy of innovation that women have contributed to and been a valuable part of for more than 160 years.
To build on that strong heritage, the company has a formal effort in place to empower women at work. The UP2 Initiative is sponsored by the women of the Corning Management Group. Through UP2, we are developing the next generation of women at our company – connecting people, learning best practices, sharing success stories, and utilizing helpful tools.
"It is 'UP2' us to make sure we have a rich pipeline of women coming up in the company," said Christy Pambianchi, senior vice president, Human Resources.
Through UP2, we are mobilizing the top 200 women of the company to mentor at least two other women. When they, in turn, coach two other women and so on, the multiplier impact is very powerful.
“We know how busy everyone is,” Christy said. “But if you can find the capacity in your role to help just two people, over time you are helping thousands – reaching many women at all levels, around the globe.”
That’s why the company continually challenges women to take a pledge: