Advancing Women in Transportation


The 2019 Jane Morris Mentorship program is as dynamic as ever. Mentees and mentors are busy developing their professional resume, attending workshops and learning about the transportation industry. 

Mentees heard from various speakers including Doug Pruitt - former Sundt Construction CEO, KellyAnne Gallagher - founder of the Commuter Rail coalition, Maria Hyatt - Gannett Fleming Transit Planner/Friends of Transit Chair, Audra Koester Thomas - Maricopa Association of Governments Planning Program Manager and Traci Ruth from Maricopa County Department of Transportation.

Speaker workshop topics range from negotiating tactics, the changing multi-modal landscape, values mapping and community engagement menthods. Wow! Suffice it to say that the program is well-rounded, and full of opportunities for diverse conversations as well as professional and personal development. 

Both mentors and mentees are invited to participate in all the workshops and they look forward to one more taking place on Oct. 19 - when Drena Kusari from LYFT will discuss how rideshare is impacting the transportation landscape.

As the program inches towards the finish line, let's remember to save the date for the Mentorship Graduation! The program culmination takes place on Oct. 29 at the Residence Inn Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Phoenix. More details to come.  

Meantime, a big congratulations to all WTS Phoenix leaders, mentees, mentors and participants whose hard work, dedication and inspiration advances careers and changes lives. 

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