On January 22, 2019, the Women In Trucking Association announced that Walmart has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to support the nonprofit organization’s mission to encourage gender diversity within the transportation industry.
According to a press release from PRWeb, Walmart has supported WIT at the Gold Level since 2009, making them the longest standing top-level sponsor.
Ellen Voie, WIT President and CEO, said, “It’s 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. We’re grateful for their continued support and commitment to advancing our mission.”
Over the years, Women In Trucking have made significant progress in advancing the important issue of gender diversity within transportation. A few recent initiatives including the creation of the transportation doll, Clare, that is designed to introduce young girls to trucking; the 150 Women-Owned Business Challenge (which is 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.