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“Being Taken Seriously: Women in Trucking”
In a male-dominated industry, women at times are subjected to gender-based discrimination. Being taken seriously means that we can collectively empower each other and ourselves professionally to not only become more effective in the workplace, but also in our personal lives.

Being taken seriously also means taking actions to identify and address the barriers that have disproportionately held women from leadership positions, created income disparities, and gender stereotypes.  Join the discussion with two women that have over 20 years of combined experience in sales and operations in male-dominated industries.

Let’s take a direct approach in overcoming societal pressures and expectations of women by speaking openly and honestly about those challenges and turning those into success opportunities in each and every one of our lives! Attend this session to discover:

  • How to maintain focus while in the workplace
  • Ways to ensure equality in the workplace
  • How not to lose yourself in the process
  • How to identify when to speak up

Presenters: Ashlye Jones is a Business Development Manager at DISA Global Solutions, Inc, where she has been employed for 2 years. Ashlye previously was employed at Mercedes-Benz of Houston North for 9 years as a Master Certified Customer Relations Consultant. Ashlye has been married for 7 years and has one child. Balancing home life and professional life is a day-to-day challenge. She recently opened an online boutique and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Kristiana “Kristi” Tobey has worked in the compliance industry for 21 years gaining experience in background screening, FMCSA compliance and operations management. As a seasoned Driver Qualification Manager, she is passionate about advancing FMCSA safety and compliance. In addition to her role as Driver Qualification Manager she is also involved in sales and operational excellence and she enjoys relaxing with her family in Florida on her down time.