Women’s History Month is a time for recognizing the central role of women in U.S. history. For Cummins, it is also about highlighting the significance of diversity and inclusion. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve invited employees to share their personal stories, helping others understand what this month represents, as well as the importance of an inclusive workplace year round.
Employee Highlight: April Dales, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Compliance
Time at Cummins: 20 years
“Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on past efforts that raise and solve women’s issues. These efforts are building blocks that pave the future for other women, and eventually all employees, as women’s issues affect everyone. Uplifting women will help uplift others in the population.”
Understanding the value of diversity at Cummins…
“Inside my job, diversity is significant. I collaborate with many different employees who work within the company’s North American Distributors Business. Working remotely with a diverse group of people that you rarely see face-to-face puts technology and time zones to the test. Here, people are patient and persistent to answer questions and solve challenges.”
Feeling pride working within an inclusive environment…
“I recently met with a male manager who knew I was a mother and a member of the Women’s Affinity Group (WAG) Family & Life Events committee. He reached out to me to ask what he could do to support his team member who was a new mother and returning to work after a tough delivery of her first child. He was seeking flexible solutions to help the team member get through an emotional and location transition. It made me proud to know that Cummins is a place where all levels of employees are working together to move forward to help retain employees through support, understanding, and realistic solutions.”
Living your values at Cummins…
“My primary role supports OEM Compliance, however I also work with WAG to help support the company’s corporate values. Cummins is an oasis for some women’s issues, however we have a long way to go on others. Allowing WAG to push for changes that still need to be made is a testament to our leaders, past and present, and the tireless volunteers that keep things moving!”
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