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Psomas client services project manager Monika Bowden sees her time as WTS-LA president as both instructional and transformative.

Learning by Leading: The Meet of the Matter

“There were a lot of great events during my presidency, including hosting the top decision makers from not only the regional, but the state and federal levels as well. But the programs themselves were just icing on the cake, really. Overall, the unprecedented access WTS provides its members through the programs is second to none, and that was what made the difference. That was the highlight of my time as president and to this day I am friends with many of the people I met during my presidency."

 
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Each month WTS-LA brings dynamic transportation leaders to the chapter and those leaders impart knowledge, wisdom, expertise, and plans from their professional careers and current organizations. Here is a rundown of the most recent programs.

WTS-LA Fills Your Monthly Transportation Prescription…

Each month WTS-LA brings dynamic transportation leaders to the chapter and those leaders impart knowledge, wisdom, expertise, and plans from their professional careers and current organizations. Recently, Programs co-chairs CH2M transportation engineer Heather Anderson, Mott MacDonald rail transit engineer Kaoru McCullough, and Berg & Associates client relations manager Jenelle Saunders have outdone themselves by producing extraordinary programs. Here is a rundown of their recent offerings.

 
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AECOM Americas Transit Practice Leader and former Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Authority Carolyn Flowers shares her experiences in leadership and the transportation industry with participants of the MCLP.

Flowers Helps WTS-LA Mid-Career Professionals Bloom

Knowledge isn’t wisdom. Though study can produce knowledge, only carefully cultivated experience provides wisdom. But both are necessary to advance meaningfully in today’s business and transportation world. Fortunately, WTS-LA has found a unique way to impart both knowledge and wisdom to its members. On May 25, WTS-LA hosted its Mid-Career Leadership Program (MCLP) event with Carolyn Flowers.

 
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“It really is about encouraging women to think bigger. I came from small and humble beginnings. At its heart, WTS-LA is about the belief that women create their own destiny.”

Community Quest: The Heart of the Spiel

“I came to WTS because I really am about women empowerment. And there’s no other group out there that really supports and encourages women in transportation. I’ve gone to meetings in northern and southern California and this group really gets it. It really does provide access to transportation and leaders.”​

 
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Ms. Maurath’s position affords her tremendous access to Southern California transportation leaders of every stripe. But that was not always the case. She credits WTS and WTS-LA with helping make that happen.

Lisa Maurath prefers her transportation a la modes…

Ms. Maurath’s position affords her tremendous access to Southern California transportation leaders of every stripe. But that was not always the case. She credits WTS and WTS-LA with helping make that happen.

 
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An invaluable resource for Southern California job-seeking college graduates in transportation, WTS-LA’s TRB has helped hundreds of students in its decade of publication.

No off-the-shelf tome, the TRB is a must-read for WTS-LA Corporate Partners…

An invaluable resource for Southern California job-seeking college graduates in transportation, WTS-LA’s TRB has helped hundreds of students in its decade of publication. But TRB chair and WSP Assistant Transportation/Environmental manager Todd Nguyen wants to make it even better.

 
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How do we best develop worker skills? One Southern California transportation center puts forth an excellent answer...and has for the last 20 years.

METRANS Transportation Center Empowers Worker Movement

Workforce development is a hot topic. A catch-all concept, it means many things to many people. Generally, though, workforce development is an approach that focuses more on the development of worker skills rather than specifically on business proficiencies or best practices. Naturally, the issue then becomes how best to develop worker skills. One Southern California transportation center puts forth an excellent answer...and has for the last 20 years.

 
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“Volunteers are not ‘regular’ employees. But that doesn’t mean they should be treated like second-class citizens either. They are performing real work and should be respected for their expertise and talents."

Tending a Hand: Amy Grat on the Care and Feeding of Volunteers

Everybody loves volunteers. With few exceptions, they are the unsung heroes of many organizations. Often they do yeoman’s work for little recognition and in exchange for only knowledge, experience, and future consideration. So, it seems like an easy, win-win relationship for all involved. But that may not always be the case.

 
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"If you hear a voice within say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." Many women in transportation squelched that doubting inner voice to go on and achieve remarkable things.

Message from the President, July 2017

Amelia Earhart said, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” How do you not love that? Merely tenacity. Ms. Earhart is talking about leadership. At its core, leadership is the decision to act. But there is a misconception when it comes to leadership.

 
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"If you hear a voice within say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." Many women in transportation squelched that doubting inner voice to go on and achieve remarkable things.

Message from the President, April 2017

Vincent Van Gogh said, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” That’s about the best career advice I can think of, particularly for women. Many of us doubt our abilities and capabilities by listening to an insidious little voice. We shouldn’t. We must go out and do what we think we cannot. So, as we enter winter’s homestretch, I want to talk about spring and new beginnings, particularly in terms of career advancement.

 
 
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