TORONTO – Have you got the empty driver seat blues? Thinking of hiring more women? Then listen up: women in Canada’s trucking industry have gotten together and launched the first-ever Women with Drive Leadership Summit.
The event is aimed at trucking professionals involved in recruiting, retaining or mentoring women in trucking. And you’re invited.
Trucking HR Canada will host the event on March 5, 2015 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre in Toronto.
Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada, says the summit is packed with a high-profile array of presenters who will “share the practical insight and expertise that will help managers recruit, retain and mentor more women in the trucking industry.”
Here are some of the things you can expect from the summit:
A session called In the Driver’s Seat will feature insights, advice, and personal reflections from accomplished trucking industry executives;
Mentorship Matters, a session which will highlight mentorship initiatives established by fleets across North America;
Best Practices from Other Industries will look at the examples, challenges and solutions from other industries which share a commitment to increasing and supporting more women in the workforce;
Panelists will 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.
Leadership consultant Denise Mclean will conduct an interactive session called Chart Your Career Path to provide tips, tools and techniques on honing leadership skills, enhancing performance, and succeeding in today’s workplace;
There will also be a keynote speaker, networking opportunities, a reception to toast International Women’s Day and more.