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Ellen Voie

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CAE, PDC Women In Trucking Association, Inc. Association Executive with a passion to create a more gender diverse culture in the transportation industry. Looking for opportunities to serve at the director level on corporate boards.
In 2007, there were a few people who helped launch Women In Trucking. First, Char Pingel was the first employee who was hired with just a promise of a paycheck. She stayed on for sixteen years despite early financial...
Since 2007 the Women In Trucking Association has worked tirelessly to create a more gender diverse workforce for transportation careers.  However, despite the gains women are making as drivers, managers, and leaders, there are still challenges women face that need...
Today’s professional drivers are much different than the guys I knew when I started working in the trucking industry. Yes, I wrote "guys," as I didn’t know any female drivers in the seventies. There were a few women out...
Warmer temperatures bring orange cones and construction signs to our nation's highways. Although these barriers might be frustrating, they are needed to maintain nearly 50,000 miles of interstate highways. How familiar are you with how our roads were designed and...
  “If we could find a way To get inside Each other's mind, If you could see you Through my eyes Instead of your ego I believe you'd be Surprised to see That you've been blind.” Joe South Joe South wrote a song called, “Walk a mile in my shoes,”...

Queen Bee syndrome

Sixteen years ago, when Women In Trucking Association was formed, the response from the trucking industry was positive. They were more interested in using an untapped resource (women) to fill seats (both board seats and truck seats) than hiring...
When Liz was six years old her mother sold her into the sex industry with the advice to “smile, look pretty, and do whatever he says if you love me.”  For the rest of her childhood, she endured constant...
The Women In Trucking Association strives to be a resource for the trucking industry.  This means we spend a great deal of time collecting data from our members.  Everything from recruiting and retention to harassment is analyzed and the...
Recently the Department of Labor held a “Day of Action” to promote safety and address these issues in the trucking industry. Since our inception in 2007, our mission has included the goal to address obstacles that might keep women...
Has anyone ever told you that in order to succeed you need to lower your voice tone, speak up more often and brag about your accomplishments?  If you are a woman working in a male populated environment, these are...

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