The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie
Ellen Voie and Joe Lynch discuss the Women in Trucking story. Ellen is the President/CEO and founder of the Women In Trucking Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.
About Ellen Voie
Ellen Voie is the President/CEO and founder of the Women In Trucking Association, formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, address obstacles and to celebrate the successes of its members. Voie’s prior role was Manager of Retention and Recruiting Programs at Schneider after serving as the Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International. Ellen is a Certified Association Executive. She holds a Class A CDL and a private pilot’s license. She earned her MA in Communication for the University of WI-Stevens Point. She has been honored by the White House as a Transportation Innovator Champion of Change. She received the 2015 “Distinguished Alumna of the Year” award the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Division of Communication. Voie was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executives magazine’s “2016 Pros to Know.” In May, 2016, she was chosen as one of Fleet Owner’s Dozen Outstanding Women In Trucking. Ellen was appointed to the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association and is a member of the Wisconsin DOT’s Motor Carrier Advisory Committee.
About Women in Trucking
Founded in 2007, the Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry. The mission of the Women In Trucking Association is to encourage employment, address obstacles and celebrate success. It’s supported by a passionate leadership team, highly engaged members, and committed sponsors and partners. Women In Trucking continues to build a strong community among our members (primarily business professionals and professional drivers) who believe in and support our mission.
Key Takeaways: The Women in Trucking Story
- Ellen Voie founded the non-profit organization, Women In Trucking Association Inc. to encourage and support women in the trucking industry.
- The mission is to make women aware of career opportunities and to mentor and assist them as they become more successful in their roles. Women In Trucking is not limited to women only, as 15 percent of its members are men who believe in the association’s goals.
- In the podcast interview, Ellen describes her personal and professional journey as the founder of the Women in Trucking Associations.
- Ellen founded the organization in 2007 and has grown the membership to over 5,400 corporate and individual members in ten countries. The mission is to increase the ranks of women employed in transportation careers.