Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Partnership with Amazon
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Jan 6, 2021 12:15:00 AM
Plover, WI – January 6, 2021 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Amazon has renewed its Gold Level Partnership in support of the organization and its efforts to encourage women around the world to see transportation as a viable career opportunity.
Since becoming a gold partner in 2019, the company actively participates in the association. Chris Heine, director of Transportation at Amazon, serves on the WIT board of directors.
“Amazon is excited to be a partner of such an amazing organization like Women In Trucking! Amazon Transportation Services (ATS) is always seeking to bring awareness to, foster meaningful dialogue around, and to educate on the importance of Diversity and Inclusion.”
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with an influential business leader like Amazon,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “Their commitment and support will help us continue to drive positive change around dialogue and action for more women in the industry.”
Since 2007, WIT has made great strides toward elevating the issue of gender diversity in transportation and logistics. A few recent accomplishments include the first virtual Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition, unveiling its Driver Ambassador Trailer, and providing driver members with free health support programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
Our overall mission is simple: we want Amazon.com to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online! Whatever our customers tell us they want, we will find the means to deliver. In doing so, we will create the most customer-centric company in the universe, a company that customers from all over the globe will recognize, value, and trust for both our products and our service. This mission is central to our work in diversity and inclusion. Will continue to enable people to discover new worlds and create change in a meaningful and lasting way.