Great Dane announced that it was recently named a 2023 “Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation.”
The recognition was awarded by Redefining the Road magazine, Women in Trucking’s official publication that focuses on best practices for encouraging women’s employment in the trucking industry.
The process to name companies to this prestigious list included a rigorous nomination and review procedure, followed by votes cast by more than 27,000 individuals. Great Dane was one of thirty companies receiving the highest number of votes, earning an additional distinction as one of “The Elite 30.”
“Working for a company that supports people professionally, regardless of gender, is important, and it’s one of the reasons why I believe Great Dane is a good choice when women are deciding on a future employer,” said Allee Colson, Quality Control Manager for the Great Dane Statesboro Manufacturing Plant. “In a male-dominated industry, I‘ve been treated as an equal and as a valued contributor. It’s refreshing to work with others who support me and want me to succeed.”
WIT created this distinction to promote the accomplishments of companies that have proven their support for gender diversity by offering competitive compensation and benefits, as well as opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.
“From the moment I began working at Great Dane, I was warmly welcomed, and I knew right from the start that Great Dane wanted me to be successful. My initial experience made a huge impact, and I feel supported to champion issues that are important to me, like diversity and inclusion,” said Marqueshia Henry, Human Resources Manager for the Great Dane Statesboro Manufacturing Plant.
“We value the contributions the women of Great Dane have made throughout our company and across generations,” said Rick Mullininx, President and COO of Great Dane. “This recognition underscores our dedication to providing a culture where every team member feels appreciated and respected, and we’re honored to be among the other outstanding companies included on this esteemed list.”
The Fall edition of Redefining the Road magazine will include a complete listing of the 2023 top companies and information about each organization.