Savage, a provider of industrial logistics infrastructure and supply chain services, is one of several companies that provide bulk transportation on this year’s list, which includes Dupré Logistics, Highway Transport, Prime, Inc., Quality Carriers, and Schneider. WIT planned to honor all 100 companies at its Accelerate Conference this week in Dallas, Texas.
Women represent a growing segment of the approximately 4,500 Savage team members, including truck drivers, equipment operators, rail engineers, financial analysts, milling superintendents, operations managers, directors, and executives.
“We’re pleased to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to make Savage a great place to work, and truly appreciate all the women at Savage who create value for our customers and teams every day,” said Kirk Aubry, Savage president and CEO. “In addition to the many women in leadership, operational and functional roles, we also have exceptional women serving on our board of directors who help guide the direction of the company.”
The distinguished companies on the list share several characteristics, including corporate cultures that foster gender diversity, competitive compensation and benefits, flexible hours and work requirements, professional development and advancement opportunities, said Brian Everett, group publisher for WIT magazine Redefining the Road.
Identifying the companies involves a two-step process, he added. First, nominations are received and reviewed to ensure they meet minimum qualifications. Then the companies are voted on by individuals in the industry, and more than 22,000 votes were cast during the prestigious recognition program’s fifth year.
“Part of what differentiates Savage is our commitment to helping people grow with the company as they’re rewarded for rewarding work, trusted to take action and supported as a team member,” said Amy Smedley, executive vice president and general counsel at Savage, which also recently was recognized as a Military Friendly Employer for the fifth consecutive year.
“Elevating Women at Savage, our Team Member resource group, is one of many ways we’re working to enhance development and leadership opportunities for women at Savage, making connections and strengthening each other.”