During last November’s Women in Trucking’s Accelerate! conference in Kansas City, Ellen Voie, WIT’s President and CEO, along with Expediter Services issued a challenge to the trucking industry to create 150 women-owned businesses over the next twelve months. We are excited to announce that the challenge is being met! (Read more about the WIT/ES 150 women-owned business challenge here.)
As you all know, Expediter Services has long been a supporter of Women in Expediting and Women in Trucking. Our efforts over the years have helped lay the groundwork to build a path together with women looking to enter transportation. To support this latest effort, ES has in place the financing, operational support and infrastructure to help women achieve Success in Trucking. “There’s been a tremendous buzz about the challenge,” said Jason Williams, Expediter Services President. “We’ve experienced a marked increase in activity from women wanting to take advantage of these favorable conditions. Now truly is a good time for women to get into the business.”
To date, ES has helped seventeen women create their own business! Throughout the industry, the challenge is also gaining momentum with carriers Panther Premium Logistics and Forward Air joining the effort by committing to provide participants in the program a great freight environment to work within. “The 150 women-owned business challenge is on a roll and we’re well on our way to meeting our goal by the end of the year. We’d like to give a shout out to all of the women who are new business owners. ES looks forward to providing even more opportunities for women throughout 2018 and beyond,” said Williams.
See below a list of sixteen women (totaling 16 trucks purchased) who have accepted the WIT/ES challenge to become business owners. CONGRATULATIONS!
Read all of the Women-Owned Business success stories here.
Sandy Richardson – 1 unit
Karen Wright – 1 unit
Amy Williams – 1 unit (Read her story)
Teresa Travis – 1 unit (Read her story)
Charlotte Ertel – 1 unit
Antoinette Ashford – 1 unit
Julia Wynn – 1 unit
Tonya Johnson – 1 unit (Read her story)
Casandra Taylor – 1 unit
Jalinda Bacarella – 1 unit
Mirian Villena – 1 unit
Amy Cain – 1 unit (Read her story)
Amanda Cox – 1 unit
Pam Powell – 1 unit
Stephanie Jones – 1 unit
Nora Weston – 1 unit