October 12, 2011

Alcoa Foundation President Paula Davis Chosen as a “Woman Worth Watching in 2012” by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that Paula Davis, President, Alcoa Foundation is among the 128 women leaders selected as a “Woman Worth Watching in 2012” by Profiles in Diversity Journal, a bi-monthly magazine focused on diversity and inclusion in business and various sectors.
For the 10th year in a row, the publication celebrates the achievements of women executives nominated by their colleagues, peers, and mentors. In the September/October issue, each executive shares a mentoring essay with advice to younger women. In her essay, Paula shares five of the most compelling lessons she’s learned from mentors, colleagues and family members. Read Paula’s essay and view Alcoa’s profile. 
“Alcoa is committed to fostering an environment that values diversity and inclusion,” said Jack Bergen, Vice President, Human Resources, Alcoa. “We’re proud of Paula and pleased that her achievements serve as a reminder to the men and women of Alcoa about the power of diversity in our leadership ranks.”
Paula Davis joined Alcoa in May 2010 as President of the Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States.  She’s an active volunteer with DOROT, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing multiple generations to improve the lives and health of the elderly. She also serves as a mentor for the American Corporate Partners mentorship program that helps recently returned veterans transition to the civilian workforce.
Paula was also recently chosen as a 2011-2012 David Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for New York City. Through the Fellowship, executives learn how New York City works from top leaders in government, labor and the private sector.

Paula holds a MBA in marketing and organizational behavior from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$436 million.  Founded more than 50 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$530 million since 1952. In 2010, Alcoa Foundation contributed nearly US$20 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, focusing on promoting environmental stewardship, enabling economic and social sustainability, and preparing tomorrow’s leaders through education and learning.  The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers, who in 2010 gave more than 720,000 service hours. Through the company’s signature Month of Service (October) program, Alcoa employees share their energy, passion and purpose to make a difference in our communities. In 2010, a record 49 percent of Alcoans took part in nearly 1,000 Month of Service events across 24 countries, reaching 59,000 children, serving 17,000 meals, planting 16,000 trees and supporting 3,000 nonprofit organizations. For more information about Alcoa Foundation, please access www.alcoa.com/foundation.

About Alcoa
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.