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WTS International Turns 40! 1997-2006

October 17, 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!

 

1997

TRB has a panel made up of all WTS members for the first time.

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1997

Madeleine Albright is sworn in as the first woman Secretary of State.

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1998

Karen Thorndike became the first American woman to sail around the world, which she completed in two years and two weeks.

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1999

Lt. Col. Eileen Collins serves as NASA’s first female space shuttle commander.

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Source: https://www.transportation.gov/womenandgirls/collage#Lt_Col_Eileen_Collins
 
 
 

2001

WTS Member Mary E. Peters appointed as the first Female Federal Highway Administrator.

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Source: https://www.enotrans.org/profiles/mary-e-peters/
 
 
 

2002

WTS celebrates its 25th Anniversary with 33 chapters.

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2003

The first WTS Chapter outside the US was formed: WTS Strait of Georgia, BC, Canada.

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2004

Dr. Patricia Galloway became the first woman president of the ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers in its 152 year history.

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2005

WTS officially becomes international with the establishment of the WTS London Chapter.

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Source: http://www.wtsinternational.org/london/
 
 

2006

WTS hires its first full-time Executive Director!

 

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