(March 2019) International Women’s Month is a time we recognize
and celebrate the women who continue to blaze the trail of gender equality. #BalanceforBetter,
this year’s theme initiated by the United Nations, highlights the many
advantages of a gender-balanced workforce.
in mind, join us in applauding the many dedicated and empowered women representing
Midland in this push for equality. These individuals have proudly built careers
in a historically male dominated industry. An increasing number of qualified and
skilled women continue to join Midland in professional driving, dispatch, planning,
administration and management, and other facets of the industry!
Midland’s commitment to encouraging and empowering women in
transportation has resulted in being recognized with several awards this past
year. Kathryn Edwards, Midland’s VP of Human Resources, was recently presented
the Award of Achievement, Diversity & Inclusion from the University of
British Columbia. Kathryn provides training and mentorship to high potential
females to prepare them for leadership roles. In October, Trucking HR Canada
honoured Midland as an industry leader in recruitment and retention practices,
an inclusive workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and
innovative HR practices. Midland was recognized again in November for our
dedication to a diverse and equal workplace by Trucking Human Resource Sector
Thank you to all those contributing to creating a more balanced
and equal workplace!