Panelists for Women with Drive Leadership Summit revealed

Truck News

OTTAWA, Ont.— The panelists have been named for Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive Leadership Summit, that takes place March 5 in Toronto.

“We’re excited to welcome such a high-profile array of presenters to the inaugural event,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “We know they will share the practical insight and expertise that will help managers recruit, retain and mentor more women in the trucking industry.”

The day will see a variety of sessions, including:
In the Driver’s Seat

In this session, attendees will hear from accomplished trucking industry execs who will share advice and lesons learned throughout their career.The panel includes Jane Douziech, Grimshaw Trucking vice-president, and vice chair of the Alberta  Motor Transport Association (AMTA);  Vicki McKibbon, Armour Transportation president – transportation division, and vice chair of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA); and  Vicki Stafford, Cavalier Transport vice-president – resource development, and chair of the National Advisory Committee for Women with Drive. The panel will be moderated by Mike McCarron of Wheels Group.

Mentorship Matters

This session highlights mentorship initiative that fleets have established across the continent. Panelists include Cristina Falcone, vice-president – public affairs, UPS Canada, Joanne Mackenzie, professional driver and organizer of Trucking for a Cure, and Ellen Voie, president and CEO of the Women in Trucking Association. The session will be moderated by John G. Smith, president of WordSmith Media Inc.

Best Practices from Other Industries

In this session, panelists will share examples from other industries that share a commitment to increasing more women into the workforce. Panelists include Inspector Marlene Bzdel, director – national recruiting program, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and  Judy Lynn Archer, president and CEO of Women Building Futures. The moderator is Julia Kuzeljevich, editor of Canadian Shipper Magazine.

Women with Drive

Angela Splinter will lead this session to discuss the Women with Drive project – that aims to help recruit and retain women in the trucking industry.

Chart Your Career Path

This session is an interactive one led by senior leadership consultant Denise Mclean, Phd, who will give tools and techniques to attendees in order for them to hone their personal leadership skills, enhance performance and succeed in today’s workplace.

The day will also have many networking opportunities and a reception to toast International Women’s Day.

Tickets for the day are available for purchase on Trucking HR Canada’s Web site found here.

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