Fleet Advantage announced it is now a member of the Women In Manufacturing Association (WiM), a national and global trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry.
Over the course of the last decade, Women In Manufacturing has encompassed manufacturers of all types from every job function (production to the C-Suite), representing more than 2,000 manufacturing companies across multiple industries. The organization continues to build a strong community working toward a world in which a diverse and inclusive manufacturing sector offers equitable opportunities and rewarding careers for all people.
However, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, while women make up about 47% of the total workforce, they only make up about 30% percent of the 15.8 million people employed in manufacturing industries, and only one in four manufacturing leaders are women.
As Fleet Advantage is also a recent member of the Women In Trucking Association (WiT), the company is an example of advocating for the advancement of women across many of the male-dominated industries, such as transportation and manufacturing. The company offers a workforce represented by 40% female and 37% minority professionals on its staff.
Fleet Advantage’s VP of marketing and business development, Katerina Jones was selected as a 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation by Women In Trucking earlier this year, along with Fleet Advantage Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, Jackie Jacobs, CLFP.
“Fleet Advantage is thrilled to be a member of Women In Manufacturing, as our goals align in supporting women to create a more diverse, more gender-equitable manufacturing sector,” said Jones. “We look forward to interacting with other member companies and individuals through various speaking engagements and networking events in pushing to create more growth opportunities for women.”