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On the surface, trucking is not known for being female dominant. From equipment and facilities to standard uniforms and cab design, most things "trucking" are designed for men. In this episode, we dive beneath the surface and discover the ways the trucking industry is trying to encourage women to pursue careers in both trucking and logistics. We ask, what are industry executives doing to help bring more women into the fold, not only as drivers, but in leadership roles? How can we keep pushing towards a balanced boardroom? To get the clearest insight on the issue, host Mike Freeze talks with Ellen Voie, President and CEO of Women in Trucking and Debora Babin Katz, Vice President of TrucBrush Corporation. Although there is more pavement to cover, the road to more women in trucking is getting shorter and shorter. Tune in.  

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With over 20 years of sales, business development, and marketing experience, Debora is highly focused on customer service and communication processes. Since 2005, she has been an innovative sales, marketing and business development professional to the exterior maintenance service industry. A graduate of Babson College, she possesses a true entrepreneurial spirit, which led her to establish her own marketing communication consulting firm in 2006. Her proudest moment (besides the births of her three children) was receiving the Schopfungsbeitrag Pris Award recognizing “the undergraduate who has made the most creative contribution and innovative impact on the Babson Community.” Today, she continues to support the Babson community as a Coach for Leadership and Teamwork (‘CLTP’). In 2013, Debora closed her communications business to join Jim Burns' development team.

Ellen Voie

Debora Babin Katz

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Guest One, Ellen Voie
Guest Two, Don Lefeve

Ellen Voie is an internationally recognized speaker and authority on gender diversity and inclusion for women working in non-traditional careers in transportation. She has been invited to speak to audiences in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Viet Nam, France, Mexico, and Canada in addition to being a popular speaker at conferences throughout the United States. As founder of the Women In Trucking Association in March of 2007, Voie currently serves as the nonprofit organization’s President/CEO. The Women In Trucking Association was formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members.