2021 – 2026 Strategic Plan

The WTS strategic plan is the next step in the transformation of the association, as we bring the organization together as "OneWTS: Advancement Through Collaboration." The"OneWTS" model unifies WTS International, the WTS Foundation, and the WTS Chapters under one strategic umbrella, so that together, through the realization of our core values and objectives, we can strive to accomplish our mission and fulfill our vision. 

The priorities of the 2021–2026 Strategic Plan reflect the progress of our organization: recognizing an opportunity to build on past success, embracing both opportunities and challenges of the present, and renewing our focus for coming years.

Both the priorities and accompanying strategic points of this plan are developed in a way to allow innovation and agility. This plan expands and unites WTS' efforts to advance women and advance transportation, and preprares the organization to address the evolving needs and changing landscape of the industry. 


Download the 2021-2026 WTS International & WTS Foundation Strategic Plan 


The 2021–2026 Strategic Plan: OneWTS: Advancement Through Collaboration
is intended to be a living document that is always within a continuous loop of planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and planning. The below resources can help WTS Chapter Leaders adopt the new plan for their Chapter. 


Download the 2021-2026 WTS Strategic Plan: Chapter Version 


Download the Chapter Implementation Guide PowerPoint


Annual Business Plan Template


WTS Strategic Plan Components



WTS attracts, sustains, connects, and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. 


Equity and access for women in transportation.

Guiding Principles

  • WTS is an international organization dedicated to shaping the future of transportation for the public good through the global advancement of women.

  • To achieve our shared vision of One WTS, we are a dedicated and aligned organization focused on supporting students, members, and chapters.

  • Advancing women in transportation is key to advancing transportation and ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce.

  • WTS is committed to ethical leadership, integrity, and respect for all as we shape future generations or transportation leaders.

  • WTS actively collaborates with its transportation community that includes corporations, public agencies, associations, and learning institutions.

Core Values

Our success hinges on conducting ourselves in accordance with a set of core values- our operating principles- in everything we do. Together. 

We are collaborative. 

Our ability to be influential and impactful hinges on cultivating a culture of teamwork.  We welcome and seek ways to collaborate within and beyond WTS with both traditional and non-traditional organizations to support our vision, mission, goals, and objectives.  We believe we are better together. 

We are future focused. 

We embrace change as proof that we are making progress. Our long-range goals drive today's decisions and actions, however, we are agile and innovative as we anticipate and respond to new opportunities and challenges for current members, students, and the future workforce. 

We are professional. 

Everything we do is linked to delivering better benefits and services to our members and our community.  We approach everything we do with honesty, transparency, and integrity.  We are committed to doing what's best for our members through responsible actions. 

We are inclusive. 

WTS is a safe place to find one's voice, develop, learn, and thrive. We embrace the belief that all people have value and the right to belong. We are committed to fostering a culture of mutual respect and creating an open environment that is equitable and accessible to all, where differences of thought, life experiences, and backgrounds are appreciated and welcomed, and contributions are valued. 

2021 – 2026 Strategic Plan 


Goals + Objectives 

WTS' 2021–2026 Goals & Objectives align under our mission pillars of attract, sustain, connect, and advance. 

WTS Goals and Objectives
2021–2026 Priorities 
  • Organizational Excellence 
  • Member and Organization Engagement 
  • Access, Equity, and Opportunity 
  • Education, Programming, Training, and Advocacy 
  • Data-Informed


2021–2026 Strategic Planning Process Summary 

WTS underwent a strategic planning process to develop the roadmap for 2021–2026 for the organization. This robust process included key opportunities for critical feedback and input from WTS members, chapter leaders, stakeholders, industry partners and corporate partners. 


Input on the Strategic Planning Process

WTS Strategic Planning- Membership Input Survey closed as of Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 


WTS Strategic Planning Process Timeline

WTS Strategic Planning Process Timeline