Gala celebrates industry women, but more to do

MONCTON, NB - The Transportation Club of Moncton celebrated Atlantic Canada's women in transportation on March 16, naming Midland Transport as Employer of the Year, and Kelly Henderson of THRSC Atlantic as Woman of the Year. But while gains for the region's women were celebrated, Angela Splinter of Trucking HR Canada stressed in a keynote address that there is more to do. Women account for 48% of Canada's workforce but just 27% of people who work in transportation. Of those women, 18% are senior managers and 15% are supervisors. And she asked the crowd how they would react if a young girl in their family came forward and said they wanted to be a truck driver when they grew up.