In concert with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Cummins is proud to be included on the 20th annual list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs), the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.
“WBENC’s Top Corporations set the standard for choosing to integrate policies and programs across their organization that enable the growth and development of women owned businesses. These Top Corporations are valued partners in our commitment to women’s business development,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation’s leader in women’s business development.
As the only national award honoring corporations who choose to incorporate policies and programs to enable growth and reduce barriers for women-owned businesses, Cummins is committed to increasing opportunity in markets both domestically and internationally, fueling innovation and empowering communities through economic growth and job creation.
“Our Purchasing organization monitors the progress of women-owned businesses and we all take responsibility for the results. This is not just a responsibility of Helena and the diverse sourcing team. All of us see it as our responsibility and enjoy making a difference.” says Priscila Mendes, Executive Director of Corporate Indirect Purchasing. She went on to say this award is an honor the entire organization is proud to receive.
Cummins will be honored in front of an audience of more than 1,800 business leaders at the WBENC Summit & Salute taking place this March in Nashville, TN.
WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and close to 16,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.org