Today, women make up approximately half of the workforce and have proven that they’re just as talented and capable as their male counterparts. But while the percentages of women are increasing in the C-suite, board rooms, middle-management, and on-the-road among professional drivers, we have a long way to progress in transportation.  

Many believe that a primary issue that holds women back is a lack of mentorship. While you can take advantage of such mentoring programs as WIT’s LeadHERtrucking, there are a number of active steps you can take to leverage mentor/mentee relationships. Attend this panel discussion to: 

  • Hear stories of successful, productive mentoring relationships from the women on the panel 
  • Learn the various styles and formats of mentoring relationships that exist 
  • Understand how to engage in a mentor/mentee relationship (and understand the roles and responsibilities of each) 
  • Get acquainted with WIT’s Mentoring program 


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    Sarah Hilton

    Director of Programs

    Communication is EVERYTHING! Sarah speaks and shares through helping others tell their story. As a Certified World Class Speaking Coach and Mental Health Specialist, Sarah has worked with thousands in supporting others to find their voice and share their stories.
    Supporting companies such as Starbucks, McDonald's, and Trades Union's, Sarah saw the need to keep communication at top of mind in order to build Mental Health plans for Leaders and employees. Sarah founded and managed Stressed Out Solutions for more than 10 years before selling.
    Today, Sarah continues to coach individual Professional Speakers and companies through her company Spoken Advantage.
    In late 2020, Sarah was thrilled to accept the role of Direct of Programs with the newly launched virtual mentoring program called LeadHERalliance. This program matches women as Mentors and Mentees, so they can share their stories and receive the exact support they need to successfully build and live both their professional and personal dreams.
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    Sarah Statlander

    Vice President Human Capital & Talent

    Sarah Statlander has more than 20 years of human resources experience and a proven record of leveraging business and technical knowledge to provide customer focused business solutions that align with corporate values and goals. Statlander is a thoughtful leader and communicator with an acute focus on problem solving and providing multi-faceted, customer-focused solutions that ensure the needs of the business are met, while also ensuring that actions are living up to the commitments to an organization’s most valuable resource: its people. Her extensive background includes expertise in change and transition management, strategy development and execution, talent management and succession planning, results-oriented change management, process improvement and implementation, policy development, employee and labor relations, and compliance.  

    Statlander has spent most of her career as an HR Generalist and Business Partner providing support to a variety of client groups in a variety of industries. Upon returning to Yellow in 2015, she also has had the opportunity to provide leadership to many of the HR functions including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Corporate & Field HR, HR Compliance Programs, Recognition Programs, and Compensation. A pivotal point has been the opportunity to provide leadership during the transition and integration of the Human Resources function for the organization as the company transitioned to Yellow. 

    She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources/Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.