More than 5,000 Cummins employees participated in 47 conversations hosted in 22 countries around the world to challenge gender bias and inequality on International Women’s Day earlier this month.
The goal of having 24 hours of continuous conversations on gender equity – organized by several groups within the company including Cummins Powers Women – was exceeded in both the number of events and the incredible engagement across the company.
On International Women’s Day, the IOC speaks to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who became the first female Deputy President of South Africa and is now the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women.
Open, candid conversations about diversity and inclusion in our society and workplace must continue in order to support the fight for equality. Thankfully, these conversations continue to take place across Bloomberg, in various forms and forums.
This article was written by Sabina Mehmood, Product Manager, Gender-Equality Index at Bloomberg.
2020 was a landmark year for the “S’ in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance factors), and this International Women’s Day (IWD) comes at a pivotal time for parity and equality. The disproportionate effect of the Covid-19 working environment on women and people of color and the on-going call to action of the #blacklivesmatter movement are just two examples of many social challenges the world faces in the years ahead.
By partnering with expert nonprofits and leveraging the unique skills and talents of Cummins employees and leaders, Cummins Powers Women has enabled equal rights and opportunity for an estimated 98,000 women and girls in 18 countries in just three years.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was ‘an equal world is an enabled world.’ As well as celebrating women’s achievements, the day is also a call to action to raise awareness against gender bias and accelerate efforts to realize equality globally. While we’ve made strong progress over the last three decades, real change is still happening too slowly, especially in the technology sector.
Across the world, Mohawk employees are leaving positive handprints that leave the world better off. From overseeing the efficiency of our operations to living more sustainably at home, these individuals are models for how to make a meaningful mark.