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WTS International Turns 40! 1987-1996

October 3, 2017 12:24 PM

 

To celebrate 40 years of advancing women in transportation, learn about WTS and women in transportation milestones since 1977. We’ve come a long way!

 

1987

More than 30% of women are in the workforce, compared to 15% 20 years earlier.

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Source: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/pdf/women_workforce_slides.pdf
 
 
 

1988

The average WTS member is between 35-45 and earns between $30,000 - $39,000 annually!

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1989

Madonna and Whitney Houston tied in the 1980s for the most number one hits

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Source:http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d_K6Ig0XC2o/Tz0DqwdBp7I/AAAAAAAAJ2s/gVjYQCg45ZQ/s1600/Whitney+Houston+Madonna+I+Will+Always+Love+You+Give+Me+All+Your+Luvin%27.jpg 
 
 
 

1990

The US bans smoking on domestic flights less than six hours.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflight_smoking#/media/File:No_Smoking_Sign_Pakistan_International_Cabin.jpg
 
 
 

1991

The Glass Ceiling Commission was established to investigate the “artificial barriers” that prevent qualified women

and minorities from moving into more senior positions.

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Source: https://www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/history/reich/reports/ceiling2.pdf 
 
 
 

1992

The number of women elected to the US Senate triples the number that existed previously in the chamber.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_United_States_Senate#/media/File:Yearofthewoman.​jpg
 
 
 

1993

WTS Member Jolene Mollitoris is appointed by President Clinton as the first female Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

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Source: http://www.usrailcar.com/images/Jolene-Molitoris.jpg
 
 
 

1994

Congress adopts the Gender Equity in Education Act to train teachers in gender equity and promote math and science learning by girls.

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Source: https://onlinedegrees.sandiego.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/girls_in_stem-e1473182438579.jpg 
 
 

1995

WTS sent a letter to President Clinton on the subject of affirmative action (and WTS got a response!)

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Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/Bi​ll_Clinton_%2830349165325%29_%28cropped%29.jpg/220px-Bill_Clinton_%2830349165325%29_%28cropped%29.jpg
 
 

1996

WTS launches its first website: www.wtsnational.org

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Go back to see higlights from 1997-1986

Go forward to see highlights from 1997-2006

 

 

 

 
 

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