SEOUL, Korea, Sept. 19, 2016 - Otis Elevator Korea’s Women’s Council, along with Otis Korea employees and their families, volunteered this week to create a mural promoting safety for a local middle school. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
On Sept. 10, 54 volunteers from Otis Korea visited a street near Sanghyeon Middle School in Dongjak-gu, Seoul to paint a mural that promotes safety and celebrates happiness and life. While the main goal of the program was to keep the local community beautiful and clean, participants also sought to share Otis Korea’s core value of “happiness built on safety” with local students and residents through art. The program was organized and hosted by the Women’s Council, a female leadership group for Otis Korea employees.
As part of an emphasis on creating a welcoming and diverse work environment, the Women’s Council was created in 2013. The Women’s Council has made a significant contribution in supporting an organizational culture that encourages women to be more actively engaged in the growth and development of the company.
“It was a meaningful opportunity for all executives to work together and give what we have to promote and share our core value of safety with the local community,” said Yangkyong Kim, a Finance Department director and chairwoman of the Women’s Council. “I’m proud that the Women’s Council planned and hosted such a valuable activity. We will continue our activities that advance diversity, one of Otis’ greatest values, and dedicate ourselves to doing our part for society.”
This year, the 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.
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.