Ellen’s recognition by Comparably is based on anonymous ratings from Carbon’s female employees reflecting their sentiments about the company’s chief executive officer. In building their list, Comparably used a data set compiled from 10 million ratings across 60,000 U.S. companies to determine award winners.
Here at Carbon, the value of Ellen’s leadership as CEO is evident throughout our ranks. As members of our women’s employee resource group, Carbon Womxn, we are inspired by Ellen’s commitment to achieving workforce equality for women both at Carbon and in the general workforce. As she emphasized in a recent interview with Women in 3D Printing, Ellen places her commitment to advocacy for women at the forefront, including by emphasizing the promotion and appointment of women to leadership teams and boards. And at Carbon, although we recognize room for constant improvement, we are very proud to have a leadership team composed of over 40% women.
Beyond Carbon, Ellen’s serves as Co-Chair of the Paradigm for Parity coalition, which is dedicated to closing the corporate leadership gender gap. The coalition includes over 120 companies, including major corporations like Walmart, Merck, AstraZeneca, Coca-Cola, and Bank of America, which are committed to Paradigm for Parity’s 5 Point Action Plan to achieve gender parity in leadership by 2030. Before joining Carbon, Ellen was the first female Chair and CEO of DuPont in the company’s 212-year history. As highlighted in Fortune Magazine, she is a rare example of a woman serving in a CEO role twice in her career.
As one of the very few female CEOs in the 3D printing industry, Ellen sets the tone for our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and she paves the way for Carbon to signal to the larger 3D printing community that we lead by example and embrace the talents and contributions of professionals of all genders. This is critically important in an industry that has historically struggled with female representation. As Ellen puts it, “the diversity of talents, backgrounds, and identities of all of our employees strengthens our ability to innovate and better serve our customers and partners.”
We are honored to have Ellen leading Carbon, and we congratulate her on this amazing recognition that reflects Carbon’s culture and spirit that drive our progress each and every day.