Mentorship, and its inherent benefits, is a crucial component to recruiting, retaining, and supporting women drivers. In this interactive session, Cynthia O'Neill will share inspiring stories of Mentees and Mentors of the LeadHERtrucking program, the WIT-sponsored mentoring program.

Upon hearing how women who are matched as Mentee-Mentor support each other in times of challenges, particularly in this male-populated industry, our audience will become motivated to seek out a unique community of female drivers who lift up, support, guide and encourage each other.

O'Neill uses the analogy of finding the magic in Mentorship, which comes from understanding what is mentorship, how it actually works and why every woman who seeks to be matched with a Mentor will clearly see the benefits to her career success. This session will:

  • Address some of the challenges that female drivers encounter, in their first year on the road especially
  • Encourage women drivers to use HER voice to stand up and make her unique needs known
  • Change the narrative so that female drivers no longer feel isolated and alone but rather understand that sharing their stories will help to build a strong community of women in trucking


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    Cynthia O'Neill


    Cynthia O’Neill, founder of LeadHERalliance, LeadHERtrucking, LeadHERtrades and the CEO of High Altitude Thinking Inc. is all about IMPACT. She has dedicated many years to focus on empowering, motivating and celebrating with and for women. She creates environments to build together, grow together, share together and celebrate together…and this drives the ripple effect of her impact; touching lives, shifting economic situations, empowering emerging leaders, and embracing community. 
    Understanding that there is a gap in programs and initiatives that support women with careers in male-populated industries, Cynthia believes that this formal mentoring program, LeadHERallliance, will make great strides in retaining women in these fields.  Women bring a unique lens to careers in trucking, and having access to experienced women who have walked the same path, overcome the same challenges and are there to provide encouragement and support can indeed have a significant effect on HER career success. 
    "My life's purpose is to make an Impact in the world, locally and globally. I rely on a lifetime of experience in recognizing opportunities, identifying gaps and then strategically creating successful solutions. I am a passionate advocate for mentoring, and I am a Mentor. I am dedicated to promoting opportunities that will empower every woman, everywhere, so she can be the best version of herself.”