Women in Transportation

I’m in Denver at the The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) 2012 Annual Conference. The state of Colorado was founded on the premise that anyone can seek success and personal freedom.  How appropriate then that the WTS conference is here.  After all, the mission of WTS is transforming transportation through the advancement of women.

This year’s theme is “Elevating Transportation to New Heights” and the program is definitely living up to the name.  In attendance are the nation’s top transportation
innovators, here to collaborate and investigate policy, projects, and future trends across all modes of transportation. Freight, aviation, ports, transit, rail, innovative roadway
projects, funding, and policy topics will be explored.

This conference also provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and engage with many top-tier leaders in the transportation industry from around the world.  This is just one of the ways that WTS provides opportunities for leadership development.  And part of the reason I’m here is because of the partnership between WTS and the US Department of Transportation to promote the engagement of girls and young women in the transportation industry through STEM.

Working together, we are breaking the glass ceiling through the advancement of women into leadership positions at all levels of the global transportation community.

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