WIT Seeking Industry Professionals for Image Team

Women In Trucking Seeking Industry Professionals for Image Team

January 6, 2016

WIT’s mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. The purpose of the Image Team is to represent these goals while bringing awareness of the need for more women in the trucking industry and the obstacles that women face.

These female professionals will be the face of Women In Trucking by attending major truck shows, writing articles from their point of view, and giving media interviews. They will speak articulately and enthusiastically about the trucking industry. These women will also serve as mentors for new Image Team members.

This year, WIT is opening the Image Team application process to all industry professionals, not limiting to drivers. This means that any professional within the industry is welcome to apply (i.e. driver, technician, dispatcher, etc.). The applicant must have an outstanding safety record and speak convincingly about her commitment to safety. She will represent the trucking industry’s best.

“We are excited to be adding to our current WIT Image Team. The first year was successful and we look forward to growing that impact,” said Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women In Trucking. “Women are still an anomaly in the trucking industry and the media is often intrigued to learn more about the females who are perceived as doing a ‘man’s job.’ This diverse Image Team will break that stereotype and will serve as role models for the women who enter the trucking industry in the future.”

Nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2016. Applications can be found on the WIT website.

The top ten qualifying applications will participate in a selection interview in February. The 2016 Image Team will be announced at the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show held in Louisville, KY on April 2, 2016.

Contact: Lana Nichols, Women In Trucking, 920-737-9490, [email protected]