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WTS , AECOM, BNSF on DOL Women’s Bureau Webinar

Recently, the Women's Bureau of the US Department of Labor held a free webinar in collaboration with WTS International titled "Women in Transportation Careers: Obstacles and Opportunities." The Women’s Bureau recognizes that women make up nearly half of the labor force, but hold only a small portion of the often in-demand and higher paying jobs in the transportation industry. 
The webinar brought together more than 100 transportation industry professionals interested in increasing the presence of women in the field, as well as women considering entering a career in transportation. Representatives from the aviation, railway, and highway industries discussed best practices for recruitment and retention of women, along with associated challenges and opportunities. Some of the key points Marcia Ferranto, WTS President and CEO, and the other presenting industry leaders made included the importance of educating young women on the available opportunities in the transportation industry early on, supporting associations and groups advocating women in transportation, and getting involved in mentorship programs.


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