Peterbilt recognised as a top place to work for women

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 12, 2018

Peterbilt Motors Company is to be recognised by Women in Trucking as a top workplace for women in the trucking industry.

Peterbilt will receive the award on 13 November as part of the Women in Trucking Accelerate conference being hosted this year in Dallas, Texas.

“Receiving this award is a testament to Peterbilt‘s commitment to fostering and empowering a diverse workforce,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager. “I am excited about our progress to date, and the continued expansion across all of Peterbilt‘s diversity initiatives, including the implementation earlier this year of a Veteran‘s affinity group.”

In 2018 Peterbilt‘s Women Initiative (PBWIN) has featured guest speaker Joann Lublin, retired management news editor for The Wall Street Journal and author of Earning it: Hard-won lessons from trailblazing women at the top of the business world, as well as led workshops on growing one‘s personal brand. Empowerment of local students and individuals is an outreach initiative of PBWIN. The organisation frequently visits local primary and secondary schools to promote STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics] education.

Under the Peterbilt Diversity Council, Peterbilt has two affinity groups to date: PBWIN and the Veterans‘ organisation. PBWIN currently has more than 100 members within their organisation who are dedicated to championing the empowerment of women at Peterbilt through education, support, networking, personal growth and development opportunities.