Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks announced three finalists for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award. This is the eighth year for the award which was developed in 2010 as a way to honor female leaders and to attract and advance women within the trucking industry.
The award highlights the achievements of female role models and trailblazers in the trucking industry. The nominees for the award included women from all over the industry in various roles.
The 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award finalists are:
- Angela Eliacostas, founder and chief executive officer of AGT Global Logistics. Angela has more than 30 years of experience in transportation, working her way from the ground up. Following generations of relatives with expertise in the transportation industry, Angela made the natural transition to her own career by learning the processes at trucking companies to running third-party logistics. Angela is an industry leader in expediting shipments and serves as a liaison between carriers and companies. She has grown a reputation in the energy and power logistics space. Angela has been recognized for making AGT Global Logistics one of the top 50 in Illinois and top 1000 woman-owned businesses in the United States.
- Nozuko Mayeza, managing director of Tulsawiz Logistics. Nozuko is a passionate truck business owner who hails from South Africa. Through her passion, she has managed to make inroads into a male dominated sector for over seven years. She is the finalist for Women in Africa awards 2018 and the chairperson of the Black Business Council subcommittee on Commercial and public transport. Nozuko is a mentor to females in trucking both in South Africa and Ghana.
- Brooke Willey, vice president of human resources for CRST International. Brooke leads the HR function for CRST International as Vice President of Human Resources, a $1.7B transportation company comprised of seven operating companies with 9,500+ employees and driving partners/owner operators. Her passion is building strong leaders and leadership teams and has been publicly recognized for those efforts. Under her leadership development efforts, in 2016 CRST was named a ‘Top 10 Best Private Company for Leaders” by Chief Executive magazine. In 2017 CRST was named a ‘Workforce Leader in Training’ by the Corridor Business Journal and Kirkwood Community College. Brooke is also actively involved with non-profit organizations in her community, most recently a board member for United Way and Young Parents Network.
The award winner will be announced at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo held in Dallas, Texas November 12-14.