We know it instinctively, feel it intuitively, and see it empirically. The commercial freight transportation industry is going through unprecedented change at extraordinary speed – thanks to revolutions impacting markets, technology, demographics, development and values. Because of these unprecedented changes in the industry, it’s now more important than ever that we have diverse thinking and leadership at the top. Fortunately, the transportation industry has acknowledged this and is making progress in gender diversity in leadership. In fact, according to the 2023 WIT Index, participating companies indicate that 31.6% of their C-suite executives are women and another 36.9% of their company leaders (those with supervisory responsibilities) are women. In addition, participating companies in this year’s WIT Index reported that 28.4% of their boards of directors are women.

Today, many career-driven women in the industry have intentionally taken on leadership roles to drive success, change, and profitability – all while navigating an industry riddled with disruption. Attend this session, five of these female leaders will share their experiences, perspectives and answers to these questions:

  • How can leaders successfully map out their careers with intention? These female leaders will share their career stories and provide practical tips on how you can develop a roadmap to career success.
  • What makes great leaders great? These leaders will share insights on how you can become an effective leader within your organization, ranging from skills development to seeking out mentors and other productive, meaningful relationships.
  • What principles are best applied in effective leadership roles? Whether it’s exploring opportunities, identifying solutions, creating innovation or exploiting success, these leaders will give advice on how to best accelerate success for you, your team, and your company.