“The Volvo Group is proud to be recognized as one of the top companies for women to work for in the trucking industry,” said Martin Weissburg, Volvo Group executive board member and president of Mack Trucks. “We’re committed to cultivating an inclusive culture here in North America, and for all of our nearly 100,000 employees worldwide.”
Volvo Group North America promotes a number of internal initiatives focused on women in the workplace, including a Professional Women’s Network (PWN) whose focus is the recruitment, retention and promotion of female managers. To accomplish this, PWN promotes professionalism and development via networking, skill building and mentoring.
In addition, a Women in Engineering group was founded to build a community of women engineers within the company. The group regularly conducts outreach to local schools to help inspire girls to choose a career in science and engineering. A number of Volvo Group North America employees also participate in the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), including an annual journey to WIT’s Accelerate! conference.
The top 50 list was created by Redefining the Road to recognize companies that support WIT’s mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.
Nearly 150 nominations were received for a wide range of transportation companies, including motor carriers, third-party logistics companies and original equipment manufacturers. More than 7,000 votes were counted to determine the top 50 companies.
In the end, five key characteristics stood out among the companies named to the final list: corporate cultures that foster gender diversity; competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements; professional development opportunities; and career advancement opportunities.
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs nearly 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $39 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.
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