Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Statement

WTS Phoenix Chapter is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the transportation industry. Our core principles revolve around cherishing inclusiveness, embracing acceptance, and nurturing understanding, all while cultivating an environment that prioritizes respect, compassion, and equality among our members. Our Chapter upholds transparency as our guiding beacon. Our commitment to these values aims to create a more equitable and accepting Chapter, enriching the experiences of our members, and working towards a brighter future.



DEI Charter

At WTS Phoenix Chapter, we are dedicated to the principles of creating an inclusive culture and fostering allyship within the transportation industry. We firmly believe in the transformative power of unity, respect, and compassion to bring about positive change. Our commitment is grounded in the following core values:

Inclusivity: We are committed to creating an inclusive culture within the transportation industry. We recognize that a diverse community brings a wealth of perspectives and experiences that drive innovation and progress. By embracing and celebrating our differences, we aim to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. By standing together and supporting one another, we can create a network of allies who are committed to advancing the interests of women in transportation. We believe that by working together, we can break down barriers and empower one another to reach our full potential. We believe that every individual deserves the same opportunities, regardless of their background, and that transparency should be a guiding principle in all our actions. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where merit and potential are the only factors that determine success.

Acceptance and Understanding: Our organization is dedicated to engaging with respect and accepting individuals from all walks of life. We aim to create a passionate, understanding, and accepting environment where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background or experiences. By promoting diversity and inclusion, we enrich our collective experiences and drive positive change in the transportation industry.

Respect, Compassion, and Equality: We are committed to fostering an environment that displays respect, compassion, and equality. Our members are encouraged to treat each other with the utmost respect and consideration, creating a community that values and supports one another in their professional journeys.

Access and Enrichment: We provide access to opportunities, resources, and networks within the transportation industry. By offering these avenues, we empower our members to excel in their careers and enrich their collective experiences. Our goal is to weave a tapestry of diversity, equity, and inclusion that enhances the lives of all who are part of our community.

Transparency as a North Star: Transparency serves as our guiding principle, leading the way towards a more equitable and inclusive transportation industry. We are committed to open communication and accountability, ensuring that our actions align with our values and objectives.

In conclusion, WTS Phoenix Chapter is resolute in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We understand that by fostering an inclusive culture, embracing allyship, and promoting equality, we can drive positive change and make the transportation industry a more equitable and accepting place for all. Together, we will continue to enrich the experiences of our members and create a brighter future.


If you have any questions or would like to contact the DEI Chair, please reach out to Fatemeh Sefid via email