Ellen Voie, Speaker

In 2007, Voie founded the non-profit association, Women In Trucking, Inc., to encourage and support women in the trucking industry. The mission is to make women aware of career opportunities, and to mentor and assist them as they become more successful in their roles. In addition to acting as President & CEO of Women In Trucking, most recent professional experiences include acting as a consultant for Internet Truckstop; Manager of Recruiting & Retention Programs at Schneider National; and Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International. 

Voie earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management in 1980 while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant. She later became a freelance transportation consultant to carriers in Wisconsin, licensing and permitting trucks for more than 16 years. During that time, Voie earned her Master's Degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, where she completed her Thesis research on the complex identities of women married to professional drivers.

Potential Topics:

  • Challenges Women Face in the Trucking Industry
  • 8-10 more topics forthcoming from Ellen

Recent Recognition and Accolades:

  • 2016 "Pro To Know," Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine
  • "Outstanding Woman in Trucking," Fleet Owner magazine, May 2016
  • Alumna of the Year, University of Wisconsin-Division of Communication, April 2015
  • Frank W. Babbit Award, Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association, October 2014
  • White House Transportation Innovators "Champion of Change" Award, The White House, July 2012


Engagement: Annual Transportation Policy Conference
"I greatly appreciated Ellen's participation...and that she shared more information about WIT's mission and role in assisting women who are interested in exploring truck driving careers. Ellen highlighted efforts to generate awareness of the industry among women, improving working conditions for women pursuing these careers, and manufacturing trucks to accommodate both men and women."
- Reid J. Ribble, Member of Congress
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Engagement: LQ's Symposiums, LQ Magazine's Annual Women in Supply Chain Management
"As a thought leader in our field, Ellen's column in LQ Magazine has consistently shone a powerful light on the importance of creating greater diversity in transportation, supply chain management, and in the C-suite of businesses. LQ's team and myself are grateful for Ellen's highly valued participation."
- Fred Moody, Editor & Publisher, LQ Magazine 
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Engagement: Recruiting & Retention Conference
"Ellen has a great presence in the industry and we were excited when Ellen Voie agreed to speak to our Canadian audience."
- Peter Charboneau, President/Publisher
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Compensation and Securing An Engagement With Voie
When secured for a speaking engagement, expenses incurred for reasonable travel typically are reimbursed to Ms. Voie. (Note: Gold-level Partners of the Women In Trucking Association receive two visits from Ellen). Interested in booking Ellen Voie as a presenter or panelist at your next event? Contact her via email or at 888-464-9482.

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