The Women In Trucking Association announced that its annual 2019 Accelerate! Conference & Expo will take place from Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 at the Sheraton Dallas hotel in Dallas, Texas.

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The Accelerate! Conference & Expo features more than 60 educational sessions on critical transportation issues and trends, along with the perspectives of the positive impact women can have on the trucking industry. The conference will focus on four key areas, including operations, leadership, recruiting and talent management, and sales and marketing.

Accelerate! will also feature various peer-to-peer networking opportunities and facilitated discussions to open dialogue about the importance gender diversity in trucking. The conference will highlight finalists for WIT’s 2019 Influential Woman in Trucking award, which allows the association to recognize female leaders in the industry. The event will also recognize the Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in 2019, a new award that is given by WIT’s official magazine, Redefining the Road.

This year, WIT anticipates more than 1,000 attendees and has moved it to a larger venue to accommodate the event’s expected growth. Registration for the full conference is $695 for WIT members. Reduced registration fees for professional drivers and students are available.

“This is the only conference that solely focuses on encouraging the employment of women in the industry and finding solutions to minimize any obstacles they face,” said Ellen Voie, president and chief executive officer of WIT.

For more information on both awards, as well as details and registration for the 2019 Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo, go to www.WomenInTrucking.org.

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