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WTS International Turns 40! 2007-2017

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!

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2007

Nancy Pelosi becomes first woman Speaker of the House

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2009

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. The new law loosens the time restrictions on filing discrimination cases, allowing the 180-day clock to reset every time an individual experiences an act of discrimination. Lilly Ledbetter speaks at WTS Annual Conference in 2016.

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2010

Transportation YOU, the joint initiative of WTS and the U.S. Department of Transportation, launched with the signing of a memorandum of understanding by US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Tina Tchen, the White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director and Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama, attended the launch event in May of 2010.

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Source: http://www.transportationyou.org/about/what-we-do/sec_lahood_stu​detns/
 
 
 

2014

31.General Motors becomes largest company with a woman CEO (Mary Barra)

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2015

Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom:  Transportation Women Tell Their Stories” by Grace Crunican and Liz Levin is published, followed by a US tour of many WTS Chapters to discuss and hold roundtable discussions with WTS members.

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2016

The number of new WTS Chapters ratified in one year sets a record with nine new chapters. As of May, 2016, WTS has 6,700 members and 74 chapters.

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2016

Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman presidential nominee for a major political party.

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2016

Massachusetts passes a first of its kind law, effective July 1, 2018, forbidding employers from asking about salary history on job interviews and requiring men and women be paid equally if they do “comparable work”.

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2017

The Women’s March on Washington brings nearly 500,000 activists to D.C. to protest for women’s rights.

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2017

The WTS Annual Conference in New York has the highest attendance ever, reaching capacity at 680. The high-level keynote speaker is Arianna Huffington, and WTSI celebrates turning 40!

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