International Women's Month: FourKites
Monday, March 9, 2020
Posted by: Abbey Kwiat
FourKites Women's focus is on personal development and education. Their vision and mission statements are seen below:
To cultivate an inclusive environment at both FourKites and in the greater community where all individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential.
To effect positive change on both the company and the tech and supply chain industries as a whole by creating spaces for people to engage with one another as both peers and mentors, and to provide opportunities for individuals to develop leadership skills, broaden their network, and empower the next generation of women leaders.
Check out what FourKites is doing in honor of International Women's Month:
March events that FourKites Women are participating in or holding:
- March 6th: FourKites Women Outing We will be attending 1871's International Women's Day Keynote and Networking event to follow.
- March 13th: Illinois Technology Association's City-Wide Tech Shadow Day: FourKites will be hosting 5 female students where they will be learning about different technical roles and opportunities at FourKites, and meeting with female leadership on their own career journeys.
- March 25th: Women in Logistics Panel This panel co-hosted by FourKites and Traffic Club of Chicago will feature female leaders at carriers, shippers and technology companies in the Chicago logistics community, who will provide insight about the industry and what their thoughts are on the future of it.
In December, we organized a volunteer night where some members from FourKites Women went to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and volunteer their time. Pictures below.
FourKites Women initiated a partnership between FourKites and the non profit organization Truckers Against Trafficking. Truckers Against Trafficking provides education materials for truck drivers to help identify and report human trafficking. With this partnership, we have added Truckers Against Trafficking into our mobile application which carriers use, to increase education and identification efforts. Executive Director Laura Cyrus presented at FourKites last user conference as well. Picture below.