WTS International, the premier association representing women and underrepresented populations in the transportation industry, has announced the agenda for the organization’s 2023 Policy Symposium, March 15th and 16th in Washington, D.C.

The 2023 Symposium will explore the current policy and regulatory environment effecting transportation professionals, especially women and under-represented individuals in the workforce. The day-and-a-half long program will examine the entire spectrum of the transportation and equity ecosystem, including plenaries from federal and public sector agency leadership, association and nonprofit CEOs, and non-transportation organizations advocating for women in the workplace. 

Select panel topics include:

  • USDOT Administration Fireside Chat
  • “The State of Women: Top Issues of This Political Term”
  • “How to Succeed in Congress”
  • “A Leader’s Perspective on Innovation in Transportation: Not Your Grandfather’s Agency”
  • “Equity in Transportation: A Wholistic Approach to Implementation”

Announced speakers include Nuria Fernandez, Administrator, USDOT Federal Transit Administration; Robin Hutcheson, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Tamekia Flack, Counsel, USDOT Maritime Administration; Irene Marion, Director of the Departmental Office of Civil Rights, Jocelyn Frye, President of the National Partnership for Women and Families; Nat Ford, CEO of Jacksonville Transportation Authority; and association leaders from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Association of Road and Transportation Builders (ARTBA), Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Panel moderators include Jannet Walker-Ford, Senior Vice President & Principal Director, WSP and Chair, WTS International Board of Directors; WTS Board Member MJ Maynard, CEO of Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCSNV); and WTS Board Member Debra Johnson, General Manager and CEO, Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD).

The program also includes a networking reception for registered attendees on the evening of the 15th.

“We’re excited to convene such an esteemed group of transportation leaders. WTS Policy Symposium attendees will benefit greatly from these leaders candid thoughts on policymaking and how to best use our collective voice to become changemakers. We hope you will join us in learning from our current Administration on topics most vital to the backbone of the transportation industry – women” says Sara Stickler, President & CEO, WTS International.

For more information and to register, visit www.wtspolicysymposium.org