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Otis Elevator Women’s Council Puts Safety First in Seoul

A team of OTIS Korea employee volunteers came together on September 10 to communicate the importance of safety through a mural project.
Otis Korea employee volunteers don’t mind getting their hands dirty for the cause. From left to right: Senior FOD Associate EunYoung Kang, Design Center Manager and Mural Art Director JiHyeon Jeong, IBD Specialist HyoYeon Son, and Senior Finance Manager and Chairwoman of the Otis Elevator Women’s Council.
Senior IT Manager SoYoung Back and Finance Manager MiHyang Kim teach MiHyang’s daughter Hyojeong Yu about the value of volunteerism.
Design Center Manager and Mural Art Director JiHyeon Joeng and OEK Managing Director IS Cho show off their work at Sanghyeon Middle School in Seoul, Korea.
More than 50 volunteers donated their time and talent at Sanghyeon Middle School in support of the Otis Elevator Women’s Council’s safety initiative.

The Otis Elevator Women’s Council, along with Otis Korea employee volunteers and members of their families, created a mural on September 10 at Sanghyeon Middle School in Dongjak-gu, Soeul. The mural celebrates happiness and life while promoting the importance of safety. 

Through art, the mural project helps showcase one of Otis Elevator’s core values: happiness built on safety. More than 50 volunteers suited up with aprons, gloves, and brushes to paint a brick wall that runs along a side street near the School. The mural depicts a landscape scene with school children playing safely, and features landmarks and methods of flight that use Otis’ products. Not only the does mural meet the project’s goal of keeping local communities beautiful and clean, but it will act as a safety measure itself, drawing attention to Sanghyeon Middle School’s location.

The Women’s Council is a female leadership group for Otis Korea employees created in 2013; it advocates for a welcoming and diverse work place and encourages women to be more actively engaged in Korea’s growth and development.

Finance Department Director and Chairwoman of the Women’s Council Yangkyong Kim is pleased to be involved in an initiative that’s supportive of its female employees, and to take part in a community-building activity that showcases Otis’ commitment to safety.

“I’m proud that the Women’s Council planned and hosted such a valuable activity,” said Kim. “We will continue our activities that advance diversity, one of Otis’ greatest values, and dedicate ourselves to doing our part for society.”

In 2016, the Otis Elevator Women’s Council has launched various programs aimed at employees’ personal and professional development, including lectures by invited guests and small-group mentorship to support female leaders. The programs have been widely welcomed by all Otis Korea employees.