Caterpillar announced December 6 that it will participate in the #BeBoldForChange campaign in partnership with the International Women’s Day organization. The Peoria, Ill.-based company is proud to join many other companies throughout the world to support the tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of women – culminating on International Women’s Day (March 8) – a day dedicated to the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to applaud the acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played extraordinary roles in their countries and communities.
Caterpillar fosters an inclusive environment and believes that regardless of gender, the full value of each individual’s contribution can be realized only when we treat one another with respect, trust and dignity. Inclusion drives business results. Providing all employees with the opportunity to develop and having the very best capable talent – including a gender-balanced workforce – benefits everyone. The diversity of unique talents, skills, abilities and experiences lead to innovative solutions and make Caterpillar a stronger, more successful company. Addressing gender parity is the first step in a broader, more intentional diversity and inclusion journey. Because ultimately, Caterpillar believes that when employees with different opinions, experiences and backgrounds come together, innovation is born.