The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that BMO Transportation Finance renewed its Gold Level Partnership to continue supporting the nonprofit association’s efforts to increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry.
BMO Transportation Finance has supported WIT since 2014. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. John Dietze, Managing Director, Dealer Sales, serves on the board of directors for both the WIT Association and Foundation.
“BMO Transportation Finance is proud to be a part of Women in Trucking, and is focused on accelerating diversity and inclusion in the workplace,” said Dietze. “In 2018, BMO was recognized for its efforts in advancing the role of women at work and in the community. BMO’s participation in WIT is a natural extension of the values our business holds.”
“This industry needs more women, as both drivers and corporate leaders,” said Ellen Voie, WIT President and CEO. “With support from business leaders like BMO Transportation Finance, we are able to increase the visibility of the critical issue of gender diversity and encourage women around the world to see transportation as a viable career opportunity.”
Since 2007, WIT has been committed to encouraging women to consider careers in the trucking industry, addressing obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and celebrating the success of its members. WIT’s annual Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition, a program aimed at developing 150 women-owned businesses, scholarships for transportation careers, and a Professional Development Certification (PDC) program are just a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the organization achieve its mission.