How did the USDOT Women in Transportation Initiative (WITI) start?
Executive Order (EO) 13506, dated March 11, 2009, entitled “Establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls” requires federal agencies to address issues that particularly impact the lives of women and girls and to ensure that Federal programs and policies address and take into account the distinctive concerns of women and girls and include more resources and services in science, engineering, technology, and transportation related fields.
USDOT is currently working with Denver Public Schools and Cherry Creek School District to provide speakers for classes and working on Women at Work Day.
USDOT Career Days for High School Girls
The USDOT's West Central is providing a one week shadowing opportunity for high school girls. From July 17-21, 2017, girls will travel to a different company each day to learn the many careers available in transportation and construction. The host companies are: Denver International Airport, Iron Horse Architects, P&H Equipment, RTD, and Wagner Equipment.
This opportunity to expand career options is free.
To participate, girls must fill out an application and parents must sign off on their attendance.
USDOT's Secretary of Transportation authorized the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to implement the WITI Program.
Our Women in Transportation Advisory Council consists of:
-Iya Amiotte, Ilaka Solutions
-Sarah Battani, Tradecraft Industries
-Christy Crook, Phoenix Masonry
-Erin Hartman, Hot Shot Supply
-Maxine Pryor, Maxx Impact Group
-Hortensia Villano, P&H Equipment
-Betsy Wagner, Wagner Equipment
WITI Video - Careers open to women in Transportation
Transportation Girl Lunch - September 7
From excavation simulators to 3D glasses for walking a jobsite, this lunch is designed to be interactive for girls. We will be celebrating the amazing women in the construction and transportation industry and using them as role models to encourage girls to expand their career possibilities. Amelia Earhart, 9NEWS Morning Team and a pilot, will be MC for the day.