WTS

Overview


We are what we do, and WTS International does a great deal. To fulfill its mission of advancing both the transportation industry and the professional women who are a growing part of it, WTS gives its members all of the necessary tools:

Mission

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

Vision

Equity and access for women in transportation.

Guiding Principles

  • WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.
  • Advancing women in transportation is key to building the transportation industry.
  • A strong international organization enables members, chapters and communities within WTS to achieve our shared vision.
  • WTS can shape future generations of transportation leaders.
  • WTS is committed to ethical leadership, integrity and respect for all.
  • The WTS spirit of community, inclusiveness, and mutual support is one of our greatest assets.

Access

Mentoring

WTS offers a successful mentoring program to all members, developed to benefit both the mentor as well as the mentee. Benefits for the mentor include sharing career success stories with future women leaders, building long-term relationships, and giving back to an industry that needs to hear and remember these stories. Mentees gain the knowledge and wisdom of the women pioneers who blazed the path before them. WTS also offers a variety of networking events with other mentor teams.

Networking

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.

International Membership Directory.

This directory is a powerful, highly coveted career tool. Giving each member access to other WTS professionals, the directory empowers members to obtain critical information, solicit career advice and discover emerging opportunities.

 

Advancement

Scholarships

Logistical barriers can sometimes stand between worthy candidates and their objectives. WTS grants four scholarships every year to assist young women who aspire to a professional career in transportation.

Annual Awards

Each year, WTS recognizes members, women, and employers who embody the WTS pursuit of transportation excellence through the achievement and success of women.

Career Center

The WTS Career Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs and job seekers can search for positions tailored to the transportation industry.

 

Education and Training

Programs

The backbone of WTS, these monthly programs facilitate member interaction with distinguished, thought-provoking speakers. The programs are an intimate opportunity to engage transportation leaders and other members in discussions about the most vital transportation issues of the day.

Professional Development

WTS fosters professional development by offering a diverse mix of contacts within and across transportation sectors. Career development seminars, legislative forums, and roundtable discussions provide comprehensive educational and career-focused guidance and preparation, as well as valuable exposure to critical and timely transportation issues.

Leadership Training Program

This program selects a group of qualified participants each year for personal training and interaction with leading industry professionals. Challenging their analytical and creative skills, program leaders mentor participants in tackling case studies and exercises dealing with complex transportation issues of people, policy, and politics.

WTS Knowledge Lab

Members-only portal to documents, videos, transcripts, and other resources that offer career and transportation industry content. This information is curated specifically for WTS membership, organized and searchable by topic, mode, and career level.