"At Bridgestone, we are committed to cultivating a culture that advances equity and embraces individuality," Jarrett said.
"I am thrilled to continue that mission as a member of the WIT board of directors, joining forces with my industry colleagues to further advance and promote diversity in the trucking industry."
In 2022, Bridgestone was a platinum sponsor of WIT's Accelerate! Conference & Expo held in Dallas, Nov. 13-16, and virtually Dec. 6-7. At the conference, WIT named Bridgestone as one of the top companies for women to work for in transportation.
In addition, Samantha McCracken, strategic operations manager, Bridgestone Americas, is a member of the WIT's content advisory committee.
"In 2022, Bridgestone Americas formed its DE&I (Diversity, Equality and Inclusion) Center of Excellence to cultivate an inclusive culture that advances equity and embraces individuality," WIT Founder Ellen Voie said. "Their commitment to DE&I in our industry exhibits the true value of their partnership with the Women In Trucking Association."
Founded in 2007, the WIT said it is a resource for nearly 8,000 corporate and individual members in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as Japan, Australia, Sweden, South Africa and New Zealand.
Michelin has been a Gold Level supporter since 2018. Karen Schwartz, vice president, marketing, B2B, is vice chair of the WIT and a board member.
Gold Level membership requires a $25,000 annual donation to WIT.
The association recently released the 2022 WIT Index, a barometer to benchmark and measure the percentage of women who make up critical roles in transportation each year, finding the number of professional female drivers increased to represent 13.7% of the industry.
Learn more about the WIC here.