Accessibility

WTS announces Gloria Steinem as 2013 conference keynote

Posted on July 24, 2012

Gloria Steinem, the iconic leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2013 annual conference of WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation. The conference is slated to be held May 15 to 17 in Philadelphia.

“Each year as we plan for the conference we seek to partner with an individual that really touches on the core of our mission, and Ms. Steinem epitomizes our association’s guiding principles of diversity and inclusion and our commitment to ethical leadership, integrity and respect for all,” said Margaret Mullins, WTS managing director. “The transportation field is among the world’s most male-dominated industries, and as our members work at the grass roots level to help each other develop professionally and climb through the ranks in both the public and private sectors, we can take pride in knowing that we are helping to build the world’s infrastructure and shaping future generations of transportation leaders.”

The Annual Conference is WTS International’s flagship event, attracting more than 500 corporate and governmental industry leaders worldwide, including executives, CEOs, government administrators and leading engineering authorities. Attendees at the conference gather to network, discuss the state of the world’s transportation infrastructure, strategize on advancing professionally through glass ceilings, and explore the local city’s successful municipal and private transportation and traffic projects. For the full duration of this year’s Philadelphia conference, private corporations, public agencies and government officials invested in every transportation mode will exhibit, present, learn and network.

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist. In 1969, she wrote and published an article titled, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation," which was the tipping point that brought her national fame as a feminist leader. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. Magazine and was instrumental in the magazine’s move to be published by the Feminist Majority Foundation. In 1968, she also helped to found New York magazine.

WTS International and WTS Foundation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the transportation industry. With more than 5,000 members, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal through its professional programs, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders. WTS Foundation has provided more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to deserving women throughout the transportation industry, supporting the next generation of transportation professionals and advancing the principles of WTS.

WTS is committed to Advancing Women in Transportation through expanding existing scholarship opportunities to women pursuing transportation related degrees, providing and promoting more educational opportunities and career development to advance women in transportation, and initiating, sponsoring and publishing research related to advancing women in transportation.

For more information on the 2013 Annual WTS Conference, click here

RELATED ARTICLE: Click here to read a Q&A with WTS International President/CEO Marcia Ferranto.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

WMATA taps taxi companies for subsidized Md. paratransit services

The decision was a win for disability rights activists who pressed WMATA officials to avoid companies such as Uber, because they lack vehicles with wheelchair-ramps and have been sued for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Capital Metro steps up to rescue those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The agency was able to send five vehicles for the transport of 10 wheelchair passengers from a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas to a shelter in San Antonio. They are also offering free passes and travel training to those people that are in shelters in Austin.

Transdev contracted for Denver paratransit system

Transdev operations are scheduled to begin Oct. 1 for the Access-a-Ride program, serving Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties in the Denver Metro region.

Car commuters dwarf public transit riders in job access

According to a study, low-income workers who commuted by car had 30 times the access to jobs than those who took public transit. The advent of ridesharing and bikesharing could close the gap.

Mich.'s Blue Water Area Transit adds Q'Straint Quantum securement system

Wheelchair-using passengers simply push a button to engage the system’s automatic locking sequence. Quantum’s arms move into position and secure the passenger’s mobility device by gripping its wheels. The system continues to adjust its grip as needed during the bus ride.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close