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Registration opens for Women with Drive summit

OTTAWA, Ont. – Registration for Trucking HR Canada’s 2016 Women with Drive summit has officially opened.

The second annual event is being held March 3, 2016 and will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza – Toronto Airport Hotel.

The summit focuses on new insights into strategies that can help attract, recruit and retain more women in the trucking industry, according to organizers.

“This summit offers all delegates the chance to explore one of the truck industry’s biggest Human Resources challenges,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “Women account for 48% of the workers in Canada’s labour force but just 3% of drivers, mechanics, technicians and cargo workers. Fleets can’t afford to overlook such an underrepresented group if they hope to address future personnel needs.”

The day will see a panel of senior managers discussing the rising focus of diversity and workplace inclusions as well as presentations from experts in the HR industry. Panelists include Kelley Platt, Western Star Trucks president and Daimler Trucks North America chief diversity officer, Jennifer Laidlaw CIBC Gender Diversity & Inclusion and Shannon MacDonald, Deloitte’s chief inclusion officer.

This year Trucking HR Canada is also featuring a new series of sessions called “speed learning” where participants will move though 15-minute presentations on key HR topics.

To reserve a seat at Women with Drive, click here.

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