Ellen Voie to speak at Transport Women Australia Conference

Ellen Voie – President, CEO and Founder of Women in Trucking USA – is heading to Australia to speak at the Transport Women Australia (TWA) Conference being held in Melbourne on 22 and 23 June.

Ellen Voie founded the Women In Trucking Association USA in March of 2007 to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. 

In December 2008, she attended Tri-C Truck Driver Academy in Cleveland to earn her Class A Commercial Drivers License. Ellen has written extensively about trucking and family issues, and her articles have appeared in print and Internet magazines. Ellens’ most recent book, Crushing Cones, was written to provide potential drivers with information on what to expect when attending driver training school. 

Another unmissable session at the Conference is a “couch session” featuring women from all modes of transport – rail, maritime, aviation and road – to talk about skills shortages across the globe and issues affecting their sector of the industry. According to the organisers, this session is an industry first.

Mining is another area that will be highlighted and the importance and relevance of that industry to transport.

Other topics to be covered include:

  • Work Safety and the aftermath of workplace accidents,
  • Health at work and the environmental impact,
  • A session on savings and investments; as well as
  • Insolvency and how you can avoid getting caught in the after burn.


Anna Healey, who was diagnosed with MS at age 28, will deliver the final inspiring session. Anna will tell the story of how she turned her life around to reach achievements she never would have dreamed of.

The conference will conclude with a dinner on the Saturday evening featuring an auction and entertainment.

Transport Women Australia was formed in 1999 in Melbourne by a group of dedicated women within the transport industry to provide recognition and a forum for women working in or who have an interest in the transport industry.

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