PLOVER, Wis.— Michelin North America Inc. has renewed a "gold-level" partnership with the Women in Trucking Association (WIT), supporting the nonprofit's mission of increasing the number of women in transportation and logistics.
Michelin has been a gold-level supporter since 2018, providing financial support and participating in the association. Adam Murphy, vice president of business-to-business marketing for Michelin, is a member of the WIT board of directors.
Mr. Murphy said his company "is proud to support the great work Women In Trucking is doing to promote and advance the tremendous contribution women are making to the trucking industry. This mission is more important than ever, and we look forward to continuing to partner with WIT to even further accelerate the significant progress we are making."
WIT President and CEO Ellen Voie said women belong in the industry.
"Whether they want to design, build, sell, own, fix or drive the truck, the opportunities are endless for a successful and fulfilling career in transportation," she said.
WIT has worked to educate and raise awareness for women's issues since 2017. Among the group's initiatives: launched a Diversity & Inclusion Index, a program aimed at collecting and recognizing best practices in diversity and inclusion efforts; rolled out a Driver Ambassador expo trailer that introduces the career of truck driving; and provided driver members with free health support programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.