Women In Trucking Association announces continued partnership with Walmart
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Walmart has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to support the non-profit 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.