“Trucking is one of the rare ‘legacy’ industries that not only remain vital to our national economy, but that continues to innovate.”
SENIOR CORPORATE COUNSEL, UNIGROUP C.A.
WHAT MADE YOU PURSUE A CAREER IN TRUCKING?
I am the Senior Corporate Counsel at UniGroup C.A, and I have been part of the UniGroup legal team for over twenty years. I’ve been working in the trucking industry since 1997 when I jumped at the chance to join the UniGroup team, an iconic St. Louis Company, right out of school. As a history-buff, it was so interesting to learn about the background and context of our nearly a century-old industry.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE INDUSTRY?
The amazing people is one of the reasons I love trucking. Maybe it’s because there’s such a strong family – often multi-generational – engagement in much of the moving industry, but I have found there to be a real sense of pride among United’s and Mayflower’s network of movers. As a woman, I have found it to be a welcoming and supporting industry to establish my career.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN INTERESTED IN ENTERING THE INDUSTRY?
I would encourage them to join. The industry is a great place for talented people to establish and grow their careers. There are also plenty of industry veterans who are willing to be mentors/helpful to someone just beginning their careers. You need only ask.