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Women In Trucking Association offers women-owned business list to members

The network of over 1,200 women-owned companies is available to all WIT members through October. The objective is to connect these businesses, not only to meet diversity initiatives, but also to promote women within the trucking industry.

The Trucker News Services

9/24/2013

PLOVER, Wis.   Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is teaming up with the B2B social network company, TraDove, to offer its members access to women-owned businesses for networking opportunities.

TraDove allows corporate buyers and sellers of trucking and/or logistic services the ability to find, connect, and conduct global trade with each other.

WIT's President and CEO, Ellen Voie, is excited to offer members an opportunity to network among women-owned businesses. "We are often contacted by companies looking for business opportunities with women-owned entities to fulfill diversity requirements” Voie said. “Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) tend to be very supportive of one another, always looking to partner and network with each other. The TraDove network gives our members a platform to directly connect and conduct business.”

Jane Klare, Director of Supplier Diversity at MegaCorp Logistics agrees that this is a much needed resource for businesses right now. Working with women-owned businesses is becoming a preferred option due to stellar performance, services, communication, and delivery they provide. “As I travel around the country, I keep hearing the value that women-owned businesses are bringing to the supply chain of many Fortune 500 companies, and the elevated performance and opportunities that are being extended to certified WBE's,” said Klare.

The network of over 1,200 women-owned companies is available to all WIT members through October. The objective is to connect these businesses, not only to meet diversity initiatives, but also to promote women within the trucking industry.

“The time has never been better to network, find the support, and engage in opportunities to partner and approach other minority or WBE companies. WIT's alliance with TraDove is yet another shining example of 'thinking outside the box' to create greater opportunity for women” said Klare.

For information on how to obtain this list contact Lana@womenintrucking.org for details.

Women In Trucking was 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 16 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generous support of Gold Level Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC, Daimler Trucks NA, Frito-Lay NA, Great Dane Trailers, Hyundai Translead, and Walmart and Silver Level Partner C.H. Robinson.

For more information visit www.WomenInTrucking.org or call (888) 464-9482.

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