STA Executive Director takes home Women of Distinction Award

May 30, 2022

Regina, SK: Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) Executive Director, Susan Ewart was named a 2022 YWCA Regina Nutrien Women of Distinction Award Winner on Saturday evening in Regina. The event celebrates women making a difference in Southern Saskatchewan.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Susan Ewart Women of Distinction

I was honoured to receive the award for the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards for Women in Non-Traditional Roles. Thank you to the YWCA Regina for acknowledging the work we are doing in trucking and the difference we are making in the industry here in Saskatchewan.

Ewart, who has been the STA Executive Director since 2016, was nominated in the category of Women in Non-Traditional Roles—which honours a woman breaking ground and displaying leadership in a role that is considered non-traditional.

Women are heavily underrepresented in trucking and Susan is the first woman to be appointed to an executive role for a trucking association in Canada. Susan also spent the majority of her working life in the insurance industry, another male-dominated sector. These small roadblocks have never been enough to stand in Susan’s way and today she navigates government, supply chain shortages and concerns of transportation with a poise and finesse that belies the rugged nature of the industry.

Susan has also been instrumental in helping secure funding for a first-of-its-kind women in trucking program in Saskatchewan, Women Shifting Gears.

From Ewart— “I was honoured to receive the award for the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards for Women in Non-Traditional Roles. Thank you to the YWCA Regina for acknowledging the work we are doing in trucking and the difference we are making in the industry here in Saskatchewan.”

Susan’s work has been fundamental in creating significant and long-term improvements in road safety in Saskatchewan and through this work has improved the lives of all Saskatchewan people.

Ensure you take a moment to read Safety on the Prairies on page 30! This insightful piece was authored by one of our esteemed members from Hopfe Training Centre Incorporated.

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