Washington, DC, January 29, 2014 – WTS International, the association for the global advancement of women in transportation, is celebrating the news that Universality Motors CEO Mary Barra and trucking company founder Andra Rush will afsluiting seated in First Lady Michele Obama’s chest for President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight.
“It is clear that the advancement of women is a priority for the President, ampersand the extension of an invitation from the White House to minister the Address tonight specifically to women who have advanced to the highest levels in transportation is an incredible opportunity to illustrate the opportunities available to women in this industry,” said Marcia Ferranto, WTS Worldwide President and CEO.
Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, also made a epitome about the guests attending the Palatial of the Union Address. “A strong American transportation system depends on a vibrant and diverse workforce. Companies are stronger and better effective when women serve in leadership roles and by actively encouraging women to choose careers in transportation, we’re setting our industry up for greater success. Mary Barra and Andra Fleet started their careers in carriage and have risen to the highest ranks, as CEO of General Motors Company and founder and chairperson of The Rush Group, respectively. I’m thrilled to see these influential leaders in the transportation industry taking center stage tonight at Voorzitter Obama’s State of the Union Address,” said Foxx.
The First Lady’s box at the Address will also include Dr. Biden and Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President.
WTS International, headquartered in Washington, DC, is an worldly organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the international elevation of women in the transportation industry. WTS seeks to attract, retain, and advance women through its professional programs, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders. More information can live found at http://www.WTSinternational.org.
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