Karen Carter, global strategic marketing director for Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics, is on the 2014 Forty Women to Watch Over 40 List.

Dow leader named a Forty Women to Watch Over 40 finalistCarter, a 20-year Dow employee, was selected from more than 500 nominated women. She was chosen for her leadership contributions to business innovation, passion for excellence and commitment to community service, according to a news release.

In its second year, the Forty Women to Watch Over 40 List shows that age is no barrier for success and that experience matters. The list honors female leaders from around the world who work in a variety of industries.

This year’s winners were chosen by a panel of judges based on the nominee’s individuality and character beyond industry standings, which includes positive mentorship, helping other women and balancing work and life issues.

Her inclusion in the list is a result of her passion to constantly reinvent, according to Forty Over 40.

“Karen has served as an exceptional change agent to drive new market engagement strategies that will grow share and value creation in the packaging business at Dow,” Diego Donoso, business president of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, said in the release. “As one of the senior executives on my global leadership team, Karen is known for breaking down barriers and pushing the envelope ... which ultimately paves the way for a more dynamic and improved operating environment at Dow.”

To view the full list of Forty Women to Watch Over 40, visit http://fortyover40.com/honorees/.