The Indianapolis Chapter is an organization with members representing transit, highway and aviation agencies, private consultants, municipalities, and students from across the state of Indiana. We also provide opportunities for professional development throughout the year. WTS gives its members all of the necessary tools:
WTS provides unprecedented access to the highest levels of the transportation industry (in fact, many WTS members are top leaders in the industry).
The backbone of WTS, these monthly programs facilitate member interaction with distinguished, thought-provoking events and speakers. The programs are an intimate opportunity to engage transportation colleagues and leaders in discussions about the most vital transportation issues of the day.
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. The Indianapolis chapter also hosts multiple industry joint events with other local affiliations including ASCE YMG, SWE, ITE, and W&HT.
WTS Indianapolis awards scholarships every year to assist young women who aspire to a professional career in transportation. Our chapter started awarding scholarships beginning in 2019, and have 3 scholarships opportunities for this upcoming 2022 calendar year. These scholarships have been provided through the success of our annual Swings for Scholarship event.
Annual Recognition Awards
Each year, WTS recognizes members, women, and employers who embody the WTS pursuit of transportation excellence through the achievement and success of women. The WTS Indianapolis chapter is currently in our third year of providing recognition awards for deserving candidates within the state of Indiana.
WTS Indianapolis fosters professional development by offering a diverse mix of contacts within and across transportation sectors. We host a joint event yearly with SWE that covers an important professional development area for all age ranges. We also have a semi - annual "How Did I Get Here" series with industry leaders to give guidance and share their expertise with our members, as well as an annual event with a panel discussion to provide comprehensive educational and career-focused guidance and preparation, as well as valuable exposure to critical and timely transportation issues.
Swings for Scholarships
Swings for Scholarships is an annual event hosted at our local Topgolf that funds our Indianapolis Foundation account. The Swings for Scholarship event is our chapter's largest annual event with participants from every facet of the transportation industry. Our chapter is fortunate to have celebrated our 5th Annual event in 2022.
Transportation YOU introduces young women to transportation careers through a one-to-one mentorship program. WTS Indianapolis is working towards a partnership with Purdue Polytechnic High School North to bring transportation experiences to high school students. Our chapter also participates in the Indianapolis Indians STEMfest and other STEM events within our area.
Our volunteer board of directors and committee members build leadership skills through developing chapter membership, planning events, and executing the chapter's activities.