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Celebrating Women's History Month and the Exponential Growth of Cummins Powers Women

Published 03-15-22

Submitted by Cummins, Inc.

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Cummins employee is breaking the bias in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

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Cummins Inc. has been taking action for gender equality for years. Internally, the company continues working to improve the representation of women at all levels of the company; and is extending that same drive and focus to girls and women in Cummins communities through the global program, Cummins Powers Women.

Since it launched in 2018, this $22 million commitment (to date) has served 26 million women and girls. Through the efforts of Cummins leaders and employees partnering with expert nonprofits around the world, 32 laws and policies have been changed to improve gender equality. More than 5,500 Cummins employees volunteered almost 12,000 hours last year in support of nonprofits working to engineer solutions to gender inequality.

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Cummins employee, Ayaz Ahmed Shah is breaking the bias in the UAE with his family.
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Cummins employee, Ejiniwe Azi Chineo is breaking the bias in Cwal, Nigeria

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month offers an annual opportunity for celebrating the achievements of women around the world. This year’s theme, #BreaktheBias, invites all Cummins employees to understand the impact they have by breaking the gender bias in Cummins communities, schools and workplaces.

The program now has nine nonprofit partners in 17 countries focused on the four key drivers of gender equality:

  • Educational attainment: Grants to the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA), Girls Inc. and Camfed help girls finish secondary school and transition to work, further education or entrepreneurship.
  • Economic empowerment: Grants to CARE and China Women’s Development Foundation support women’s legal rights and skills building opportunities to increase their daily wages.
  • Legal rights: Grants to Rise Up, Global Rights for Women and Rosa Fund support local nonprofit leaders to change laws and policies to protect women and girls.
  • Personal safety: Grants to Promundo to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality and preventing violence.
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Cummins employee, Christian Ndomba is breaking the bias in Waterfall City, South Africa
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Cummins employee, Diana Zhao is breaking the bias in Beijing, China

During the week of March 7, Cummins employees and leaders from seven regions hosted virtual and in-person discussions on gender bias. A variety of leaders, spanning the Cummins Leadership Team, country leadership, plant leaders and site leaders from around the world are sharing their volunteerism in support of women and girls. Additionally, an all-male panel is focusing on the important role men and boys play and how everyone can demonstrate their commitment to gender equality.

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Cummins employee, Dima Abed is breaking the bias in Beirut, Lebanon
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Cummins employee, Enzo Hernandez is breaking the bias in Barranquilla, Columbia
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Cummins employee, Nathan Howell is breaking the bias in Scoresby, Australia

 

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Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 61,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity.

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