Ellen Voie

Ellen Voie

Ellen Voie is an internationally recognized speaker and authority on gender diversity and inclusion for women working in non-traditional careers in transportation. She has been invited to speak to audiences in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Viet Nam, France, Mexico, and Canada in addition to being a popular speaker at conferences throughout the United States. As founder of the Women In Trucking Association in March of 2007, Voie currently serves as the nonprofit organization’s President/CEO. The Women In Trucking Association was formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members.

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by Ellen Voie, on Apr 23, 2019 8:47:00 AM

This week I traveled to Australia to speak at a conference. On my flight from Sydney to Perth, I was pulled aside for additional screening for explosives. The agent passed …

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by Ellen Voie, on Mar 5, 2019 8:57:00 AM

March is Women’s History Month, so I thought this blog should be about the history of the Women In Trucking Association through my experience as the founder. I am repeatedly …

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by Ellen Voie, on Feb 3, 2019 9:07:00 AM

This blog is a little more personal than most. This morning I learned a first cousin passed away, alone, in his apartment. He was divorced, and his children had moved …

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by Ellen Voie, on Oct 29, 2018 1:40:00 PM

Every day the admins on the Women In Trucking Association Facebook group scan the posts for negativity, profanity and just plain nastiness. Every day someone is banned from the site …

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by Ellen Voie, on Aug 30, 2018 1:48:00 PM

Before satellite radio became a reality in 1990, professional drivers and anyone who traversed the country had to either listen to their cassettes (or eight tracks!) or they would be …

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by Ellen Voie, on Aug 2, 2018 2:09:00 PM

Ten years ago, when I would stand in front of trucking company executives to talk about Women In Trucking (WIT), their comments were typically dispassionate. “We don’t care if the driver is …

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by Ellen Voie, on Jun 3, 2018 2:17:00 PM

Imagine you are a 24-year-old female who decides to become a professional driver. You attend a truck driving school during the day for three to six weeks. You proudly display …

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by Ellen Voie, on Feb 1, 2018 2:29:00 PM

Remember the book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum? If you’ve never read it, let me give you a few of the author’s …

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by Ellen Voie, on Jan 4, 2018 2:37:00 PM

American Author and Management Expert Kenneth Blanchard once said, “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” Too often we hear people complaining about their circumstances, but they don’t …

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by Ellen Voie, on Jun 27, 2017 2:54:00 PM

In October of 2014, eighty four young girls gathered at Olive Harvey School in Chicago, Illinois for the first Girl Scout Transportation event. These girls heard from a (female) Navistar …

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About Women In Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

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