Three members of the CJ Logistics Transportation team recently attended the Women in Trucking 2022 conference for transportation and logistics professionals in Dallas, TX.
Maira Gonzalez, Manager, Operations, Andrea Weaver Manager, Driving, and Joan Nabukeera, Manager, Central Region took in sessions covering industry topics including leadership, professional development, HR/talent management, operations, safety, technology, driver issues, sales and marketing, industry issues and trends, and D&I best practices. They saw innovative new equipment during the Truck & Technology Tour and had multiple opportunities for networking with other women leaders in transportation.
“The Women in Trucking conference pulls from the pioneers in our industry,” CJ Logistics Transportation GGM Doug Smith said. “It gives the next generations of women leaders the tools and mentor opportunities they need to succeed in a male dominated industry.”
Nabukeera, who said she got to meet her shero in the industry and make connections with outstanding women, spoke of the takeaways from one of the sessions she attended, “Master Your Mindset: How Women Leaders Step Up.” She noted these points: invest in yourself because being an effective leader is an ongoing process, identify leaders you admire and emulate their behaviors, and realize that failure is a learning opportunity.
CJ Logistics recognizes the importance of developing more women leaders in the transportation industry. “Supporting and encouraging the development of female leaders in transportation is one way we realize our core value of growing exceptional talent within a strong and adaptive culture,” said Brad Nuffer, SVP, Transportation. “We have an incredible group of female leaders within both our asset and managed transportation teams who all play critical roles in our customers’ supply chains on a daily basis.”
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