Women In Trucking’s mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize the obstacles faced by women who work in the trucking industry.
To that purpose, WIT’s Image Team represents these goals while bringing awareness of the need for more women in the trucking industry and the obstacles that women face.
This year, WIT is opening the Image Team application process to all industry professionals — not just 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.
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.
“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 the end of January and applications can be found on the WIT website at www.womenintrucking.org.
The top 10 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.