Ellen Voie (Voy-a) is an internationally recognized speaker and authority on gender diversity and
inclusion for women working in non-traditional careers in transportation. She has been invited to speak
to audiences in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, France, Mexico, and Canada, in addition to
being a popular speaker at conferences throughout the United States.
Voie founded the Women In Trucking Association in 2007, and currently serves as the nonprofit
organization’s President & CEO. The Women In Trucking Association was formed to promote the
employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from
succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. Voie also currently serves on the Motor
Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) to provide recommendations and advice to the FMCSA on
motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations.
Voie’s background in the trucking industry began as the assistant and later Traffic Manager for a steel
fabricating plant in the upper Midwest. She then worked as a dispatcher for a grain hauling carrier
before becoming co-owner of a small fleet. After starting a family, she used her background to become a
freelance transportation consultant to carriers in Wisconsin, licensing and permitting trucks for more
than 16 years. Voie also served as the Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International, Inc., a pen pal
program between professional drivers and elementary students.
Voie holds a Master’s in Communication degree from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, where
she completed her Thesis research on the complex identities of women married to professional drivers.
She also hold a degree in Traffic and Transportation Management from LaSalle Extension University.
Voie has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of
Association Executives, the leading authority in association management.
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