Influential Woman in Trucking award finalists announced

Oct. 15, 2018
Discover who was chosen as finalists for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks announced three finalists for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award recently. This is the eighth year for the award, developed in 2010 to honor woman leaders and to attract and advance women within the trucking industry.

The 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award finalists are:

•Angela Eliacostas, founder and CEO, AGT Global Logistics. With more than 30 years of experience in transportation, she 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, Tulsawiz Logistics. The South African is the finalist for Women in Africa awards 2018 and the chairperson of the Black Business Council subcommittee on Commercial and public transport.

•Brooke Willey, vice president–human resources, CRST International. 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.

Judges for the 2018 award are Ellen Voie, WIT president/CEO; Dave Nemo, talk show host, Sirius XM Radio; and Daphne Jefferson, principal and executive coach, Jefferson Consulting Group LLC and the 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award recipient.

All three finalists have been asked to participate on a panel at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo, set for November 12-14 in Dallas TX. The winner will be announced at the general session panel discussion, “Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women” on November 13. The panel will be facilitated by Joann Lublin, news editor, The Wall Street Journal.

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