Angela Splinter Returns to Open Women with Drive


Trucking HR Canada announced that its CEO, Angela Splinter, will bring opening remarks at the fourth annual Women with Drive summit on March 1, 2018, in Toronto.

In the summer of 2017, Splinter was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer (Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma). On March 1, she will share both personal and professional insights – from her cancer journey to HR business issues of the day.  A known champion for the Women with Drive initiative, her perspective on the issue is sure to inspire all delegates attending what she calls her “favourite industry event of the year.”

“We are thrilled that Angela is getting better, and able to join us,” says Mike McCarron, Chair of Trucking HR Canada’s Board of Directors. “The Women with Drive Leadership Summit has emerged as a go-to-event for anyone in the industry looking to learn more about the recruitment and retention of women.  The topics covered come at a time when the competition for top talent is a priority business concern for many fleets.”

Splinter will open a day that features three dynamic panels, including male and female leaders from successful fleets across Canada sharing recruitment and retention approaches; top female trucking and logistics entrepreneurs; and, a panel of senior leaders from LinkedIn, Monster Canada and Workopolis sharing observations on how our industry is perceived and how we can better recruit top talent across multiple platforms.  The luncheon keynote features a conversation on workplace inclusion from Catalyst Canada, and the day wraps up with one of Canada’s leading viticulturalists, talking about her rise through what was once a very male dominated industry, before leading delegates through an exclusive wine tasting.

Women comprise 48% of the Canadian workforce, yet only 3% of women are truck drivers and 11% of transportation managerial staff.  Women with Drive is a national initiative of Trucking HR Canada that brings awareness to the issue, and identifies practical approaches for employers.

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