Diversey Care President Honored In Women World Awards
Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division today announced that president Dr. Ilham Kadri has won two Women World Awards, an annual program that recognizes the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services and milestones. During an awards ceremony in San Francisco on June 26, Dr. Kadri will accept the Gold award for the “Women Helping Women” category and the Bronze award for the “Female Executive of the Year” category for companies with 2,500 or more employees.
“As someone who is passionate about women’s advancement, it’s a great honor to be recognized for my involvement with organizations dedicated to equal opportunities for women,” said Dr. Kadri. “It’s equally humbling to be recognized for my leadership within Diversey Care, where I have been able to expand my learnings and lead an amazing team of people from around the world.”
More than 70 percent of cleaners around the world are women and 70 percent are illiterate or do not speak the native language of the country they are working in. Dr. Kadri is the founder and first Chairwoman of the ISSA Hygieia Network, an international community dedicated to helping women in the cleaning industry. Dr. Kadri is also an advisory board member of Catalyst, a non-profit organization that promotes inclusive workplaces for women. Within Sealed Air, she is heavily involved in the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), which aims to ensure the company attracts, retains and advances the professional development of women.
In addition to her commitment to diversity and inclusion, Ilham Kadri has helped Diversey Care transform into a more customer-centric organization, where employees are more engaged and create more value. Employee engagement has reached 81 percent and the division has produced 11 quarters of improved profitability. Diversey Care ended 2016 as the best performing division within Sealed Air, with an unprecedented level of 13 percent management EBITDA margin and a return to positive sales growth after a decade of decline in Europe and the U.S.
With her team, Kadri launched the “Internet of Clean” platform in 2016, a game-changing, cloud-based suite of applications designed to connect equipment and people, improve productivity, reduce waste and enhance the reliability of cleaning operations across various sectors. Kadri also serves on the Board of Directors of A.O. Smith Corp., a leading company that manufactures water-heating systems.
For more information about the Women World Awards, visit http://www.womenworldawards.com/.
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