Eastman’s Cari Parker Honored with 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women Award

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Eastman’s Cari Parker Honored with 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women Award

Cari Parker accepts her award from the YWCA Bristol at a celebratory awards banquet April 23.

Cari Parker accepts her award from the YWCA Bristol at a celebratory awards banquet April 23.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 4:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Eastman Corporate Responsibility

CONTENT: Press Release

April 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Eastman’s Vice President of Corporate Technology Cari Parker was recently honored with the 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women award. Cari received this award as a testament to her leadership qualities, positive impact on community, and demonstrated socially responsible achievements.

The Tribute to Women awards began in 1992 as a way to empower women by recognizing their dedicated work and its positive effect on the community.

Cari began her career at Eastman in 1985 as a co-op student, and has held positions in various areas including business, human resources, technology, and plant operations at the Kingsport, Tenn., site, as well as the Longview and Texas City, Texas, sites.

Cari is currently a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Chemical Engineering Alumni Council of Auburn University, actively volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN, and sits on the board of the United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK). She currently leads the UWGK Community Impact Cabinet, where agency programs and initiatives come together to create lasting, positive impact. Cari will also serve as the President of the Board of Directors for UWGK beginning in May.

“Cari exemplifies a life of selfless service and community investment,” said David Golden, SVP, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. “She lives by principles of humility and integrity, which are crucial for ensuring a sustainable future for Eastman.  I’ve known Cari my entire career and feel privileged to work with her.  Eastman is in good hands with people like Cari in leadership positions.” 

Mentoring relationships are an integral part of Eastman’s professional development strategy. Cari has developed strong mentoring relationships with people in many areas, including women at Eastman, empowering them to go to the next level of their careers.  Cari recognizes mentoring is beneficial not only in building capability for Eastman but for the mentor and mentee, as well.  “As both a mentor and a mentee, I gain so much more than I give in building mentoring relationships based on mutual respect and trust,” Cari said. “To me, helping others be successful is the best part of working for Eastman.” 

Congratulations to Cari on this wonderful and well-deserved achievement!

Keywords: Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Big Brothers Big Sisters | Diversity & Inclusion | Eastman | Innovation & Technology | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Social Impact & Volunteering | Tribute to Women | United Way | Women in Technology

CAMPAIGN: Eastman Corporate Responsibility

CONTENT: Press Release

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