TORONTO — Women are becoming a driving force of the transportation industry and the Toronto Transportation Club (TTC) wants to help foster new opportunities through its “Lunch & Learn” event held on June 11.
“We realized that the transportation industry is not traditionally thought of as a career choice for women,” says Kathy Cartan, president and owner of Motive Media and a member of the Board of Directors of the TTC.
“There’s a lot of opportunity within the industry and [we’re] encouraging women to reach forward,” she says.
As the inaugural edition of the Women in Transportation lunch, the TTC has brought on an expert panel of women who are at the forefront of the industry.
The panelists are Fiona Murray, CN Rail’s vice president corporate marketing; Kelli Saunders, agency president of Morai Logistics/Mode Transportation; and Jacquie Meyers, president of Meyers Transportation. The discussion will be moderated by business and leadership coach Grace Attard.
“The transportation industry is a changing industry and I would say that the women’s skills are certainly beneficial,” says Cartan.
However, the event isn’t just for women. Cartan says that men have registered and that they can benefit by becoming “more aware about gender issues.”
If you’re interested in going, you’ll need to sign up beforehand. Of the 100 spots available, over 70 seats are already taken.
The event will be held at the Glenerin Inn in Mississauga from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $65 for members of the TTC, or $75 for non-members. For more information visit their website.
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