February 2021 NewsBrief

WTS Celebrates Black History Month

WTS International acknowledges the many black women transportation professionals who have advanced the industry while enduring racial and gender bias in their careers. This month we celebrated the careers of four transportation pioneers: Carmen Turner, Willa Brown, Mae Jemison, and Sydney Barber.

WTS 2021 Annual Conference Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the WTS 2021 Annual Conference: Our Future in Transportation will be held virtually May 10-14, 2021. Early bird pricing is now available for a limited time!

Secure your slot now for professional development sessions, WTS Talks, tours, exhibitor halls and more!

Register today!

All WTS Events at a Glance

WTS Chapters across North America are hosting more webinars and virtual networking events than ever. We've rolled out a new feature on our website where you can find all WTS Events! Visit wtsinternational.org/events/all/calendar. This new feature makes finding and promoting Chapter events easier than ever.

Check out our calendar of events!

PERSPECTIVES: Women in Transportation Leadership

WTS International and APTA are celebrating Women’s History Month with a webinar, moderated by our Board of Directors Chair, Paula Hammond, on women in transportation leadership on March 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST.

Register today!

TRB Standing Committee on Women and Gender in Transportation Webinar Series

Join WTS International and the TRB Women and Gender in Transportation Committee Monday, March 8, 2021, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for a webinar series on the intersection of women, gender, and transportation.

Registration is not required! Learn more.

Women's History Month and International Women's Day 2021

This March, WTS is celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day with our #QuietChampions social media campaign and exclusive swag items

During Women's History Month, our Chapters and members will nominate women who have been quiet champions, balancing work and life throughout COVID. They'll share their stories on social media using #QuietChampions. One quiet champion will be selected and sent a WTS swag bag! Use #QuietChampions to help us thank a quiet champion. Chapters can utilize March campaign resources in MyWTS Communities

Purchase one of the March 2021 exclusive items and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the WTS Foundation. Check out our ProShop!

You can also join or renew your membership with a special Women's HIstory Month 15% discount using the code WHM2021 in March.

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"Meeting the Challenge" Webinar 

The 2021 International Women’s Day theme is “Let’s all choose to challenge.” A challenged world is an alert world. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.  

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge. The WTS Meeting the Challenge Webinar will feature 6 WTS Corporate Partners sharing how they have met the challenge in celebrating women’s achievements in their organizations, how they are supporting women in today’s world, and how they have adapted to COVID-19 and a virtual work environment as they work to better support women and families. 

When: March 19, 2021 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Moderator: Paula Hammond | Senior Vice President, National Transportation Market Leader, WSP USA; Chair, WTS International Board of Directors 

  • Yvonne Lopez-Diaz | National Workforce Pursuits Strategist, HNTB
  • Janie Tiedeman | Vice President, Global Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, AECOM
  • Stephanie Mosteller | Vice President and Manager, Global Strategic Planning, HDR
  • Shelie Gustafson | Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Jacobs
  • Tanya Adams | Vice President of Community Relations and Diversity, WSP
  • Suzanne Little | Vice President, HR Business Partner of Talent Management, Bentley
Register today!

Thank you to our Strategic and Trailblazer Partners

View all WTS Corporate Partners here