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Read about the work of WAVE: Women Adding Value at Eaton

Read about the work of WAVE: Women Adding Value at Eaton

 February 13, 2020

"Let’s encourage more young women to pursue STEM careers by creating diverse and inclusive workplaces to help them thrive" - these are the words of prime employer for women, Eaton.

Eaton embraces the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of its employees unique. It believes that people's differences make the company stronger and its outlook helps Eaton attract, retain and engage talent around the world.

"An inclusive culture means that all people feel valued, included and able to do their best work," says Cathy Medeiros, Eaton's Vice President, Inclusion & Diversity.

As part of its commitment to inclusion and diversity, Eaton is keen to ensure women within the company as encouraged and supported to progress. The company achieves this in a variety of different ways.

Women Adding Value at Eaton provides support

Inclusion Eaton Resource Groups (iERGs) bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. Employees are encouraged to participate in iERGs to make connections while discovering diverse perspectives.

WAVE (Women Adding Value at Eaton) is a group that provides support, education, networking and business opportunities for women and allies. This iERG works toward creating a more inclusive environment where employees are valued, energized and fully committed to Eaton’s success.

Other Eaton iERGs include Eaton PRIDE,& ENGAGE (Eaton Next-Generation Achieving Goals & Excelling), iConnect (connecting Black, African American and people of color as well as allies to each other, resources and opportunities), SOAR (Strengthening our Asian Resources), #VAMOS! (for Hispanics, Latinos and allies to leverage their unique heritage), and U.S. Veterans.

A presence at career events for women

Eaton also regularly has a presence at STEM careers events for women and girls. For example, Eaton attended the WomenHack event in Dublin for an opportunity to network with women working in technology, and attended WoMen Power in Germany; an event focusing on career development in industrial technology, 

Eaton has also hosted women students. In Poland, the company welcomed female students from the Technical University of Gdansk to the plant in Tczew for a site tour and the opportunity to learn about the business.

Join Eaton, an employer supporting women to progress

Eaton values the work of women within the business, so learn more about the company's culture and its innovative approach to work.

Or search and apply for Eaton's current career opportunities.


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