About WTS International

Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. Boasting more than 6,500 members--both women and men--WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. 

WTS stands for Women's Transportation Seminar, which was how it was named when founded in 1977 when women couldn't get subsidized for association memberships unless they were educational. But times have changed, and now joining an association is an opportunity women and men can take advantage of to work together and benefit each other in their careers.

Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.

Access.  WTS provides unprecedented access to the highest levels of the transportation industry (in fact, many WTS members are top leaders in the industry).

Programs.  The backbone of WTS, these monthly programs facilitate member interaction with distinguished, thought-provoking speakers.  The programs are an intimate opportunity to engage transportation leaders and other members in discussions about the most vital transportation issues of the day.

Networking.  Networking opportunities are a central advantage to WTS members.  A key tool to facilitating networking across chapters is the Transportal, a members-only professional networking site that delivers access to the chapters where members can view events, announcements, participate in a variety of different discussions, collaborate on projects, and engage in dialogue with other members.

WTS Knowledge Lab.  Members-only portal to documents, videos, transcripts, and other resources that offer career and transportation industry content. This information is curated specifically for WTS membership, organized and searchable by topic, mode, and career level.
 

Mentoring.  WTS offers a successful mentoring program to all members, developed to benefit both the mentor as well as the mentee.

Annual Conference.  Attracting scores of the top names in transportation each year, the annual WTS conference focuses on critical transportation themes.  The conference provides a forum for the exploration of technical, policy, financial, and political aspects of emerging transportation issues in virtually every sector while affording members outstanding networking opportunities and insider exposure to the host city's latest transportation megaproject.

Membership Directory.  This directory is a powerful, highly coveted career tool.  Giving each member access to other WTS professionals, the directory empowers members to obtain critical information, solicit career advice and discover emerging opportunities.

Annual Awards.  Each year, WTS recognizes members, women and employers who embody the WTS pursuit of transportation excellence through the achievement and success of women.

Career Center.  The WTS Career Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry.

Professional Development.  Career development seminars, legislative forums and roundtable discussions provide comprehensive educational and career-focused guidance and preparation, as well as valuable exposure to critical and timely transportation issues.

Leadership Training Program.  This program selects several mid-career participants each year for personal training and interaction with leading industry professionals. 

PB/WTS Eno Foundation Fellowship.  The Parsons Brinckerhoff Eno Fellowship reserves a space each year for one female member of WTS to attend the Eno Transportation Foundation's leadership development conference. 

Scholarships.  Logistical barriers can sometimes stand between worthy candidates and their objectives.  WTS grants four scholarships every year to assist young women who aspire to professional career in transportation.

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