Transportation industry professionals will gather in Dallas Nov. 7-9 for the Accelerate! Conference & Expo, sponsored by the nonprofit group Women in Trucking (WIT). Attendees can choose from dozens of education sessions on transportation issues and trends, along with perspectives on the positive impact women can have on the industry.
Keynote speakers will address such topics as gaining self-confidence in a male-dominated industry, learning negotiating skills to ask for clients' business or a job promotion, and understanding what motivates people in the fast-changing trucking business. The agenda also features a number of breakout sessions, including "Driver Perspectives: Making Life on the Road Easier (and Appealing!) for Women," "Attracting Millennials: How Transportation Companies Can Compete for New Talent," and "Non-Traditional Workforces: Women, Veterans, and Others."
Watch a video about the conference and opportunities for women in transportation: