Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day (UK)
Editor's Note: A version of this article originally appeared on the official blog of Cummins Generator Technologies (STAMFORD | AvK)
As part of Cummins' global initiative to promote and develop women across the company, Cummins will host its European Women in Technology Conference June, 21_23 at Cummins Generator Technologies’ (CGT) global headquarters in Peterborough, UK. Last year's conference was held in Columbus, Indiana.
Science, technology and engineering industries have long been male-dominated fields all over the world. Cummins knows that a diverse workforce is necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Diversity, in all its dimensions, is important for us to become a creative, innovative and an effective technical organisation.
The Cummins European Women in Technology conference creates an in-person forum where female employees can collaborate in a safe and inclusive environment, sharing ideas, concerns and learning from each other as well as learning about technical topics.
This year’s conference theme is ‘Technical Excellence – One Europe. One Mission. One Cummins.’ and it will focus on these three aspects:
- Technical expertise – Forums to stimulate discussion to promote innovation and customer focused technical creativity.
- Embrace who you are; enable others – Discovering your personality revealing a role model in everyone, fostering open communication to create and nurture strong networks.
- Development for all – Creating an inclusive environment for development of female technical employees and identifying the best avenue for success.
June 23, the final day of the conference, coincides with the annual National Women in Engineering Day (NWED), and this year Cummins is proud to be an official sponsor of the initiative.
"We are excited and honored to host this year’s annual Cummins European Women in Technology conference in Peterborough. This event gives participants from all over Europe a valuable opportunity to share ideas and network within the Cummins organization," said Kevan Simon, CGT Global Engineering/Technical Director. Furthermore, our core values ensure that we embrace cultural differences, promote diversity and nurture the development of women – and STEM based opportunities are key to that."
Cummins will be tweeting live from the conference, so if you’re attending or would like to get involved tweet with the hashtag #cwit16 and follow along @stamfordavk.
— STAMFORD | AvK (@stamfordavk) June 14, 2016