Women In Trucking names Voie president, selects new officers

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Women In Trucking, a nonprofit organization created to encourage the employment of women and assist in promoting a more female-friendly environment for those already in the trucking industry, announced today, April 16, that former chairwoman Ellen Voie now will serve as the organization’s president.

In addition, Leigh Foxall, of Internet Truckstops, now will serve as chairwoman; Debbi Sparks, of Truckload Carriers Association, now will serve as vice chairwoman; and Lenora Hardee, of Navistar/International Truck and Engine, now will serve as secretary/treasurer.

“The ability to now hire a president is such a testament to our growth,” Foxall says. “In a year we have grown to 1,000 members, but equally important, we are getting the support from many corporations that believe in our mission.”

WIT was officially founded on March 12, 2007, as a means to encourage women to consider a career in the trucking industry, but also to provide a platform to voice the successes and struggles of those women already in the male-dominated field. Membership in WIT comes in a variety of forms ranging from corporate to driver and student members.