Gender Diversity: Recognizing Achievements of Individuals, Companies
Redefining the Road magazine’s goal, in part, is to recognize and spotlight companies and individuals who are making a difference in the industry through gender diversity. Has your company (or individual professionals within your organization) achieved success and made a difference? Throughout the year, you have the opportunity to nominate organizations and individuals who you believe are worthy of recognition through Redefining the Road magazine and the Accelerate! Conference & Expo.
Top Women to Watch in Transportation
Countless women in transportation are making great strides in their careers while positively impacting their companies and helping to promote greater gender diversity. In Edition 1 of Redefining the Road, we will feature these "Top Women to Watch in Transportation." Nominate a woman who is worthy of this distinction, whether her role is in Leadership, Operations & Safety, HR/Talent Management, Sales & Marketing or as a Driver. Be prepared to provide rationale for the nomination, describe accomplishments she has made in her career during the past 12-18 months, and explain ways in which she exemplifies WIT’s mission for more gender diversification in transportation. Membership in the Women In Trucking Association is a requirement.
Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation
WIT encourages more women to proactively become leaders in their organizations – and in some cases, to even start their own businesses. In Edition 2, we will feature “Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation.” Nominate a woman-owned company worthy of this recognition. Criteria used to identify qualified companies will include status as majority ownership by a woman, financial stability and growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of the woman owner.
Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation
Many women say they want employers with a corporate culture supportive of gender diversity, flexible hours and work requirements to accommodate family and life balance, competitive compensation and benefits, training and continued professional development, and career advancement opportunities. In Edition 3, we will feature “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.” Nominate your company if it exemplifies these characteristics. If your nomination is accepted, the marketplace then votes and to validate your nomination. The voting portion of this nomination carries a lot of weight on whether your company is chosen as a winner. The industry vote takes place in early June, so be sure to communicate this process and share the voting link to ensure your workforce, business partners, and other key stakeholders votes.