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Siemens Donates $10,000 to Support WTS Foundation and Women in Transportation


Siemens Mobility Division out of Sacramento, CA, has contributed $10,000 to the WTS Foundation for the advancement of women in the transportation industry. The selection of WTS Foundation to receive the generous, unrestricted gift is part of an enterprise-wide program at Siemens called “Caring Hands.”

“We are honored and grateful to have been selected by Siemens to receive this generous gift,” said Laurie Cullen, Chair of the WTS Foundation and Mid-Atlantic Aviation Director at VHB.  “WTS Foundation relies on the generosity of companies like Siemens to achieve its mission by enabling us to offer scholarships and educational programming to women at all stages of the career cycle. From middle school students to executive leaders in both the public and private sector, the WTS Foundation works hard to attract, connect, sustain, and advance women in transportation.”

“The leadership at Siemens Mobility recognizes that diversity is critical to advancing our workforce, and WTS is 100% aligned with what Siemens values in the industry. Many of the talented people within the Mobility Group are members of WTS and have experienced the beneficial work that the organization does first-hand,” said Marsha Smith, CFO of Siemens Mobility.

The donation to WTS Foundation was announced in September at an organization-wide town hall held by Siemens to illustrate its support of business-to-society facing topics across the industry.

For more information about WTS Foundation, visit www.wtsinternational.org/wts-foundation.


Siemens Mobility Division provides the efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road – including all products, solutions and services regarding mobility. Siemens designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Denver, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Houston, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis, Atlanta and Charlotte. Cities also rely on Siemens to provide traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as signaling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and transit systems.  Siemens has transportation manufacturing hubs in: Sacramento, CA; Louisville, KY; Marion, KY; Pittsburgh, PA.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.






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