For Immediate Release
Contact: Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking
Women In Trucking
Association Announces New Partnership with Penske Transportation Solutions
WI – November 5, 2019 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT)
welcomes Penske Transportation Solutions as its newest Gold Level Partner,
helping the non-profit organization empower more women in the
transportation and logistics industry. Jennifer Sockel, executive vice
president, talent and enterprise services at Penske Transportation
Solutions, will serve on the WIT Board of Directors.
Since joining in 2014, the company has
actively participated in the association as a corporate member. Now
supporting WIT at the Gold Level, the company is furthering its commitment
to advancing gender diversity in the industry.
“We are thrilled to support an organization
whose mission is to encourage and celebrate women in the trucking industry
and I look forward to working with the board,” said Sockel. “At Penske, we
support and promote diversity and inclusion, which makes us a stronger and
more competitive company. Our expanded relationship with Women in Trucking
will help us further our efforts to be an employer of choice for women in
the transportation industry.”
“We are excited and grateful to be
partnering with an influential business leader like Penske,” said Ellen
Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “Their passion and advocacy to help more
women develop careers in transportation will be instrumental in advancing
the WIT mission.”
Since 2007, WIT has made significant
strides in raising awareness for women’s issues in the industry. A few
recent accomplishments include a record-breaking attendance at the 2019 Accelerate! Conference
and Exhibition, a weekly SiriusXM radio show called Women In Trucking, and a
Professional Development Certification (PDC) to provide women the tools and
information to grow both personally and professionally.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in
the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles
faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited
to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission.
Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold
Level Partners: Arrow Truck Sales, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler
Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt
Transport, Michelin North America, Penske Transportation Solutions,
Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder System, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter,
Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call
Penske Transportation Solutions
Transportation Solutions is the umbrella brand for Penske Truck Leasing,
Penske Logistics, Epes Transport Systems, Penske Vehicle Services, and
related businesses. Our businesses provide innovative transportation,
supply chain and technology solutions to keep the world moving forward.
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