Kenworth was recognized as a 2021 top workplace for women in the transportation industry by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT). It marks the fourth consecutive year that Kenworth has received special WIT recognition.
Nominated companies for the special recognition possess a corporate culture that supports gender diversity; provides flexibility in hours and work requirements; offers competitive compensation and quality benefits, includes training, continuing education and development; and fosters career advancement opportunities.
“Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace. This empowers our employees to engage in productive dialogue about Kenworth’s corporate culture, as well as influencing our innovative products and global business,” said Genevieve Bekkerus, Kenworth marketing director.
Kenworth maintains a Kenworth Diversity Council. The council’s mission statement is to champion diversity and inclusion at Kenworth to support business goals, promote awareness of diversity, and create and maintain a respectful and inclusive workplace.
Kenworth also fosters support for women through The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a national engineering organization geared toward the development, advancement and support of women engineers. Kenworth SWE group brings the national SWE organization to Kenworth by networking at outside work events, community involvements through volunteering, and advancements through training and mentorship.
In addition to this Kenworth effort, the PACCAR Women’s Association helps provide education, resources and networking to prepare women for leadership opportunities within the company.
Women In Trucking Association is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
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