The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Office of Small Disadvantaged Business (OSDBU) invites you to the “Women In Transportation Symposium: Promoting Future Industry Leaders.” Hosted by the OSDBU, and in partnership with the National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC), the event commemorates Women’s History Month by focusing on the empowerment of Women Owned Businesses and young women interested in careers within the transportation industry.
Attendees will learn about new initiatives, resources to help grow their businesses and upcoming contracting opportunities from DOT leadership, including Acting Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez, and key industry stakeholders. Agency internship program leads and private sector representatives will be available to provide career tips and discuss available resources to high school and college students.
There will also be an active Networking Session where attendees will have the chance to interact, increase their marketing efforts and learn about potential opportunities directly from Small Business Specialists from each DOT Mode, state and local transportation representatives, and Prime Contractors. Representatives from across the Mid-Atlantic Region will also be available to discuss the upcoming Purple and Red Line Metro Projects in Maryland and the South Capital Bridge Project in the District of Columbia.
Capacity is limited and participants must be pre-registered. For security purposes, all participants must present a picture I.D. on the day of the event. Doors will open at 9:00 am, at the main building entrance.
Businesses: to register for this event, please click here.
Students: to register for this event, please click here.
OSDBU is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please contact Angela Dilver-Dendy at (202) 366-1930 or via email Angela.Dilver@dot.gov with your request by close of business February 28, 2014.
Networking Session will include: Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, VOLPE/Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Maryland Department of Transportation, District of Columbia DOT, U.S. Small Business Administration, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), OSDBU Representatives from other federal agencies, ActioNet Corp. Fluor Corp. Triad Engineers Indus Corporation, Clark Construction, Dragados Construction, Boeing, Skanska, Smooth Construction, Surety and Fidelity Association of America, DOT-OSDBU Mid Atlantic Region SBTRC