Welcome to the WTS Colorado Chapter!
WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Founded in 1977, WTS boasts roughly 8,500 members internationally – both women and men. WTS exists to raise the profile of the transportation profession and to help women find opportunity and recognition within the industry.
The WTS Colorado chapter has hundreds of members committed to excellence within the transportation sector. The chapter is dedicated to inspiring and empowering professionals with the latest information and innovations.
In order to fulfill our mission of transforming the transportation industry through the advancement of women, WTS Colorado provides access to the highest levels of the transportation industry. Our programs couple member interaction with relevant, thought-provoking speakers. Comprehensive educational forums and discussions foster professional development and provide valuable exposure to timely transportation issues.
WTS Colorado Executive Board Addresses Social Injustice
As America at large is at a turning point, finally starting to understand the atrocities that our black communities have been facing for generations, we all need to reflect on how we have contributed to the systemic racism in our society and how we can push change forward. As an organization geared toward advancing women in our industry, it would be hypocritical to say we are fighting the good fight today without acknowledging the way organizations like ours, and the women's movement in general, have all too often been white centric and left out our Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) sisters.
We at WTS Colorado are taking the time to thoughtfully determine the ways that we can become an anti-racist organization while we continue to support the advancement of women. We would like to encourage our membership to actively seek out ways to educate yourselves on the history of race both in America and in the women's movement. Below is a podcast that shares some of this history, if you are looking for somewhere to start. If you have thoughts or ideas on how to shape the future of WTS within the context of our world today, please reach out to Molly Veldkamp.
Your WTS Colorado Executive Board