2015 Accelerate! Conference Highlights

The Women In Trucking Association held their first annual Accelerate! Conference Sept. 20-22, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 350 attended this event to learn more about industry issues, emerging trends, and ways to expand diversity in transportation's workforces.

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Keynote speaker Jennifer Jo Cobb, famed female NASCAR race driver and author, shed light on her experiences of overcoming adversity in a male-dominated industry and shared advice on goal-setting.

Frito Lay

Mark Rousseau of Frito-Lay, along with several members of the Frito-Lay team, attended the conference, which took place at the Hilton Anatole Resort.

Education, professional development, and industry networking attracted more than 350 to the 2015 Accelerate! Conference, hosted by the Women In Trucking Association.


More than 60 exhibitors and sponsors showed their support of the Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference – while building relationships (and business!) at the event.

Recruiting Panel

Jeanette Kersten of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, discussed non-traditional approaches to driver recruitment and retention, along with her fellow panelists, Sandra Sanford of TravelCenters of America, Michael Colonnese of WorkAmerica, and Robert Rothstein of Seaton & Husk.


Jason Martin, Rochelle Bartholomew, Rick Richards, and Malea Still of CalArk, one of more than 50 exhibitors underscoring their value proposition to the industry at the Women In Trucking Expo.


Attendees wore red to show their support of the Women In Trucking Foundation during a reception that raised more than $2,000 for scholarship funding.

Line Dance

Everyone got in on the “country fun” during the at the Truck Talkin’, Line Dancin’, Red Deckin’ Affair! Thanks to Jeana Hysell of CEMEX, who led us in line dancing.

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