The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced that Walmart has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to support the non-profit organization’s mission to encourage employment of women in the transportation industry, celebrate their successes and minimize the obstacles they face.
Since 2009, Walmart has supported WIT at the Gold Level, making it the longest-standing top-level sponsor. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Bryan Most, vice president, private fleet, serves on WIT’s board of directors, and professional drivers Allyson Hay and Carol Nixon serve on the WIT Image Team.
“It’s with partnerships like these that we can continue to spark more conversations, draw attention to key issues, showcase success stories, and ultimately increase the number of women in the transportation industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “We’re grateful for their continued support and commitment to advancing our mission.”
Over the years, WIT has made significant strides in elevating the issue of gender diversity in the industry. A few recent accomplishments include a transportation doll, Clare, that introduces the next generation to the trucking industry; the 150 Women-Owned Business challenge, which is nearly halfway to reaching its goal; and the launch of the “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation” annual list in WIT’s Redefining the Road magazine.
WIT membership is not limited to women, as 17% of its members are men who support the mission. Gold Level Partners include Michelin North America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J B Hunt Transport and Walmart.
For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
Additional details about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com.