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Participate in the 2021 Recognition Program

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Diversity & Inclusion Index recognition program is to standardize best practices on broadening diversity within the trucking industry. This will be achieved through sharing best practices both from within the industry as well as those that can be applied from others. Best practices and statistics will be collected from fleets participating in the WIT D&I recognition program and the results will be published at the conclusion of the program.   

PROGRAM TIMELINE

Applications Open – Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Nominations Close – Friday, July 30, 2021
Data Collection Deadline – September 30, 2021
Results UnveiledAccelerate! Conference November 7-9, 2021 Dallas, Texas


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OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize fleets that are successfully providing an inclusive workplace
  • Document and share the best practices for greater inclusivity in the workplace
  • Provide a framework for fleets to be able to discuss diversity in an informed manner
  • Through channels such as the existing Driver Ambassador program, communicate beyond the industry that viable opportunities exist within trucking, both as a driver and in other roles.


EXPECTED BENEFITS

  • Data to quantify what’s currently happening in the industry and get a better picture of the status quo
  • Recognition for fleets who are successfully implementing programs that increase diversity and inclusion
  • Opportunities to share best practices through the media, seminars, and webinars to help others see similar results
  • Opportunities to improve the industry image
  • Career and advancement opportunities for traditionally underrepresented groups
  • In the longer term, an increased labor pool for the industry.

EVALUATION PROCESS


Application: 
Eligible organizations can apply to participate. A representative working at the company can start the online application process.

Company Data Collection:
Information about the company’s policies, processes, and operational approach will be collected through a combination of questionnaires and interviews.

Employee Survey Collection:
Feedback from employees will be solicited through an online survey.

Once all data is collected, participants will be evaluated and compared. The anonymous findings will be publicly shared and top performers recognized.

 

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QUESTIONS?

Contact Debbie Sparks at debbie@womenintrucking.org