Women and Transportation: “We are just getting started”
Women’s increasing involvement in the trucking industry reveals the diversification and opportunities available beyond a traditional employee model. The Women in Trucking Association’s publication Redefining the Road takes the role of women in the transportation industry seriously while considering what makes a company great for females in not only driving, but also professional roles.
Through the “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation” awards by the publication, companies are analyzed and featured based on five key features, including a company culture that promotes diversity as well as competitive compensation and flexible hours. This year, YRC Freight took the top spot for women to work for in transportation.
“‘WE at YRC Freight’ is an employee resource group focused on meeting women where they are in their careers, providing the support and resources needed to reach their goals, and cultivating strong relationships across our entire network, so no woman in our company feels like the only woman in our industry. Melissa Tomlen, YRC Freight SVP Accountability & Performance and “WE at YRC Freight” executive sponsor said. “‘WE at YRC Freight’ is about women’s enrichment, empowerment, entrepreneurship, engagement and excellence. We are proud to be driven women driving forward together. WE drive, WE lead, WE engage.”
“Being able to connect directly with the women in our organization, hearing their ideas, and building on their passion for our industry is driving our programming,” says Tomlen. “We are just getting started.”
Source: EIN Presswire
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