US-based organisation, Women In Trucking Association (WIT), has welcomed Delores Lail, Senior Vice President of Sales for Ryder, as the newest member of its board of directors.
The board provides guidance for the non-profit association that works to elevate the issue of gender diversity in the transportation and logistics industry.
“I am grateful to support Women in Trucking as a board member and be a part of their mission to promote awareness and education for sustainable careers for women in this exciting and growing industry,” said Lail. “There are unlimited opportunities for equal employment and vast room for advancement of gender diversity. I look forward to being a voice for women’s challenges and providing a path for greater success of women in our industry.”
At Ryder, Lail is responsible for all aspects of sales and sales leadership in the East with 150 directors and sales professionals on her team. She has held a series of increasingly expanding positions in sales and operations during her 35-year career. In 1991, she was inducted into Ryder Rental Masters and recently served as a board member. Lail is also active in Ryder’s Women Leadership Association, serves as an executive sponsor, and is a member of Ryder’s Diversity Council. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Florida Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Women’s Award.
Since 2014, Ryder has been a high-level supporter of WIT and its initiatives to bring more women into the industry. “Our partnership with Ryder has helped us create change and encourage more women to consider entering the transportation and logistics industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT President and CEO. “We are grateful to Ryder for sharing such talented individuals with Women In Trucking to further our mission.”
(Image: Ryder Senior Vice President of Sales, Delores Lail.)