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Women’s Workplace Initiatives: Start Small, Include Many, Network Finds

Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Network members at the WIT conference Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Network members at WIT's conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Women looking to establish initiatives that engage other women in the workplace should start small and involve all sectors of their organization, from the human resources department to executives, according to Erin Luke, fleet sales administration manager at Peterbilt Motors Co.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Business

For Women in Trucking, Retaining Just as Crucial as Recruiting

Keera Brooks, CEO of Sawgrass Logistics Brooks, CEO of Sawgrass Logistics, at WIT’s annual conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Increasing the number of women in the trucking industry is as much a matter of recruiting new talent as it is a matter of retaining the employees that are already there, according to Keera Brooks, chief executive officer of Sawgrass Logistics.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2017
Business

Women in Trucking Encouraged to Take Risks in Industry

Goalkeeper Media CEO Valerie Alexander Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Women can excel in the trucking industry — and any workplace — by accepting risk and embracing confident language, according to Valerie Alexander, CEO of Goalkeeper Media.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Business

Daphne Jefferson Wins Influential Woman In Trucking Award

Women in Trucking WIT award nominees Greene (left) and Jefferson, who won the accolade. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Daphne Jefferson, former deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, won the Influential Woman In Trucking award at the Women In Trucking Association’s annual conference Nov. 7.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Business

Emphasizing Importance of Trucking Could Draw More Women to Industry

WIT Ellen Voie Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Trucking companies can do their part to redress the shortage of female workers by emphasizing the importance of the industry as a whole, according to Ellen Voie, president of the Women In Trucking Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2017
Business

Women In Trucking Announces Finalists for Influential Woman of the Year

The Women in Trucking Association announced the four finalists for its Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Transport Topics
March 19, 2014