WTS International was founded in 1977 by a group of pioneering women in transportation who realized that women’s careers would benefit from professional development, encouragement and recognition to support their advancement in transportation professions. Now, after more than 40 years of growth and development, WTS is an international organization with more than 6500 members (including women and men) and 79 chapters. WTS is connected to a network of 40,000 transportation professionals. Local chapters generate high-caliber professional development and networking opportunities for WTS members across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal.

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.

Scholarship Applications

WTS: Florida's Capital Area Chapter is currently offering two scholarships!

Both scholarships are linked below (click on the name of the scholarship) and are due in Word format to Anita Vandervalk, Immediate Past President and Scholarship Chair, at [email protected] by November 3, 2023.

Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship (link)

WTS fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in the area of transportation.  One way the WTS Florida’s Capital Area Chapter does this is by awarding a $1,000 WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field.

Paula Hammond Leadership Legacy Scholarship (link)

WTS launched the Leadership Legacy Scholarship in 2007. Through this award, the WTS Florida's Capital Area Chapter provides a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding woman pursuing graduate studies working toward a career in transportation or a related field, and who demonstrates a specific interest in advancing transportation innovation