Michelle Rogers

“Challenges and Opportunities of Multiculturalism in the Workplace”

Blog Post created by Michelle Rogers on Mar 1, 2018

WCC Women in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast - Washington, DC

August 21, 2017, 7:30AM


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Written by: Ean Warren


We were delighted to have Carolyn Ribes from Dow Chemical as the speaker for the Washington, DC Breakfast. Carolyn talked about her experiences abroad and working in a multicultural environment. Carolyn talked about the importance of understanding cultural aspects – those that can be observed as well as those that are hidden – in the workplace. Context, directness, facial expressions, and small talk are all important in business communications between people of different cultures. Carolyn also talked about different concepts of time, control, and operational authority. She ended with strategies for successful communications. The WCC would like to thank Carolyn for an interesting and informative talk!