Secretary Elaine Chao currently is the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and is the first Asian American woman to be appointed to the President's cabinet in American history. As U.S. Secretary of Transportation, she is a strong advocate for safety, and the importance of infrastructure and innovation in our nation’s economic competitiveness and growth – all of which she will cover during this special keynote with the Women In Trucking Association. Learn More
COVID-19 has brought about significant changes in business practices, customer demand, interest rates, imports, investments, housing trends, trade, tariffs, the list goes on. What do the changes in the current economy mean for transportation businesses? What do they mean for your own career? Join Dr. Mary Kelly, one of the world’s most valued economists, as she exposes the true meaning of the current economic structure and what that means for your organization’s future. Learn More
Do you aspire to lead a team that is productive but also has fun? Awake Leadership is a system of seven vitals with exercises for leading with a balance of clarity and creativity. While other leadership approaches detail qualities of excellent leaders, the Awake Leadership approach shows how to start leading in an effective way and develop your authentic leadership style through a series of specific exercises. Learn More
Life doesn't come with a roadmap nor with GPS navigation. Especially the year 2020. For many people, it has brought forth their strengths and demonstrated their adaptability. Mental health professionals define resilience as the human quality of adapting to, overcoming and learning from adversity, trauma and stress. This presentation helps human resource managers create a workplace culture to support and develop resilience in women drivers. Learn More
Elevating women for the benefit of business, the prosperity of the economy, and the betterment of society. Behind every woman is a circle of other women who have her back. By working together, we all rise, and our voices become even stronger. This session will give you insights on how to elevate the women in your circle. Learn More
Misclassification is a pain point in a variety of industries, especially those that utilize owner-operator workforces. Everyone knows they want to avoid a misclassification claim, but few understand exactly what that means. Openforce COO Wendy Greenland will provide a blueprint for jumpstarting risk mitigation. Learn More
The perennial driver shortage is real – and electric trucks will increase the driver pool by attracting drivers from a diversity of new groups. Learn how electric trucks can improve the driver’s work environment eliminating excessive noise, reducing or eliminating handling fuels and lubricants, reducing maintenance downtime and extending service intervals, packaged as a cutting edge, exciting new leap forward in trucking technology. Learn More
Women are natural innovators and have been steadily innovating and improving industries for the better. By 2030, E&Y predicts women in the U.S. will control 75% of the wealth in the country. The transformation of wealth and the economy will affect how women lead in the workplace and in communities and throughout the economy. Now is the time for women to step up and be heard. Learn More
Implicit bias can keep us from seeing talent that is right in front of us, drive high turnover, initiate disengagement, cause us to continue to mentor and promote people “like me” and completely miss emerging markets. This presentation uncovers what bias is, where it comes from and how it impacts us every day. More importantly, how to interrupt and redirect unconscious bias thinking that impacts your business. Learn More
Every day, remarkable women are making a different in the transportation industry - from the corner office to the driver's seat. Gain valuable tips and hear career success stories from several women who have been recently named to WIT's 2020 Top Women to Watch in Transportation and featured in WIT's Redefining the Road magazine. Learn More
The trucking industry knows that diversity is its future, but is facing the challenge of how to implement the necessary changes to get there. WIT is introducing the D&I Index, a new program that will promote and share what carriers are doing to support and expand the needs of our evolving workforce. This session will identify gaps in the status quo, and explain how the Index will help to identify best practices to help other organizations improve decision making and encourage creativity and innovation. Learn More
An inclusive procurement strategy widens the pool of potential suppliers and promotes competition in the supply base, which can improve product quality and drive down costs. And by providing more sourcing options, inclusiveness can make supply chains more resilient and agile — an increasingly important advantage in these uncertain times. Learn More
We are expected to be fully present and “on,” even in our sleep. To avoid burnout, health problems down the road, and minimize stress, the key is to manage ourselves effectively so that we maintain a healthy work life integration and balance. Learn More
What factors lead to an organization’s ability to effectively leverage gender diversity as a competitive edge? It goes far beyond competitive compensation and benefits or career advancement opportunities. During this panel discussion of company leaders, you’ll learn first-hand from executives who have successfully built a strategy and corporate culture that attracts and retains female talent in order to create that competitive edge. Panelists are executives from the 2020 Top Companies To Work For in Transportation, as named by WIT’s magazine, Redefining the Road.
Many legal and regulatory hazards can arise for motor carriers in onboarding and recordkeeping for both employee driver and independent owner-operator fleets – some similar and some unique between the two operating models. This session will discuss the benefits of customizable, third-party technology in complying with DOT and other legal and regulatory requirements including driver applications, DOT medical qualification, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse compliance, MVRs, background checks and FCRA releases, and TCPA issues. Learn More
Hear first-hand from professional drivers with private and for-hire fleets who share their stories, what makes them love their jobs, and the obstacles and challenges they face on the road (and in life). This is a particularly critical session to attend given the COVID pandemic has exacerbated challenges in driver recruiting and retention in recent months. This discussion among drivers will be led by Kellylynn McLaughlin, Driver Ambassador for the Women In Trucking Association and OTR Training Engineer and Driver for Schneider National.
Employment by woman-owned companies (WOBs) in transportation and warehousing increased 10 percent between 2014 and 2019, according to American Express’ annual report on women-owned businesses. Even more impressive, total revenue by WOBs was up 28 percent during that same period. Become educated (and inspired!) on how success female executives lead their companies. This session features a panel of executives from WIT's 2020 Top Woman-Owned Businesses who are featured in WIT's recent Redefining the Road magazine.
The course will examine current trends and the most common methods used by criminals to commit cargo theft. We will examine statistical information that shows the commodities most targeted and the methods most often used as well as their geographic relevance. Through the use of information related to actual examples and current data the course will show how cargo thieves select, target and identify the cargo they most want to steal and how the transportation industry can anticipate and prevent these types of thefts. Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of the problem of Cargo theft, how and where it’s committed, it’s significant impact on the supply chain as well as how to use proven techniques and resources to prevent it.
As a relatively new stand-alone Company, Herc Rentals is on a “Drive to Engagement” in order to become an employer of choice and enhance employee retention and development. The road we’ve taken includes the creation of several new employee related programs. These include such initiatives as the Herc Rentals ProDriver Academy, the Women in Action employee resources group, the Early Career Development Program, digital eLearning courses, including a curation of courses relevant to women, and a mentoring pilot. In this session, we’ll share relevant details of these programs – how we got started, our views on critical success factors, and the impacts that we have experienced as a result of our drive to engagement.
Competitive, challenging and constantly changing – that is world of transportation! To grow and compete you need a new set of leadership strategies, and a new approach to business growth. In this high-energy, power-packed session, Meridith Elliott Powell shares the strategies you need to navigate change, master uncertainty, and motivate your team to embrace the constant shifts in the market place – particularly in the era of a pandemic. Learn More
Share ideas and experiences in these highly interactive, facilitated sessions with other professionals who have similar roles, responsibilities, opportunities and challenges. You’ll have dialogue around these key questions: what are your biggest challenges, what are solutions to these, and where are your biggest opportunities within your career? This session will highlight best practices and practical tips from your peers. Learn More
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