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In Trucking Association Announces Details for 2019 Accelerate!
Conference & Expo
Plover, WI – Jan.
7, 2019 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced
today that its 2019 Accelerate!
Conference & Expo will take place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 at the Sheraton
Dallas. The venue was chosen, in part, because WIT expects continued growth
in participation at the conference and anticipates more than 1,000 attendees.
This dynamic and newly renovated downtown facility, which is just finishing
a $100 million renovation in February, is one of the only venues that can
accommodate WIT’s solid growth.
According to Ellen Voie, president and CEO of
WIT, the conference is experiencing rapid momentum because of the
importance of gender diversity in transportation – an industry that
historically has been male-dominated. “This is the only conference that
solely focuses on encouraging the employment of women in the industry and
finding solutions to minimize any obstacles they face,” said Voie.
The conference will feature 60+ educational
sessions on critical transportation issues and trends, along with
perspectives of the positive impact women can have on the industry. The conference
will provide content in four key areas, including operations, leadership,
recruiting and talent management, and sales and marketing. The conference
also will feature various peer-to-peer networking opportunities and
facilitated discussions to open dialogue about the importance gender
diversity in trucking. Registration for the full conference is only U.S.
$695 for WIT members. Reduced registration fees for professional drivers
and students are available.
In addition, the conference will highlight
finalists for WIT’s highly coveted 2019 “Influential Woman in Trucking”
award, which allows the association to recognize female leaders in the
industry. The event also will recognize the “Top 50 Companies for Women to
Work For” in 2019, a new award that is given by WIT’s official magazine, Redefining the Road.
More information on both awards, as well as details and registration for
the 2019 Women In Trucking Accelerate!
Conference & Expo, can be found at www.WomenInTrucking.org.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a 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: Michelin North
America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler
Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great
Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or
LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org
or call 888-464-9482.