"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,”
PLOVER, Wis. (PRWEB) January 22, 2019
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Walmart has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to support the nonprofit organization’s mission to encourage the 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 them 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.
“Walmart is a proud sponsor of Women In Trucking. We believe helping more women live better is a defining issue for our business. This is part of our effort to empower more women to develop careers in the supply chain, transforming their lives and the lives of their families,” said Most.
“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 important 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.
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: 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. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. help people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.