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How are YOU helping? For 50 years, the Earth Day movement has inspired us to adopt more sustainable ways of living and doing business. On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day event was organized to draw attention to the effects of the previous 150 years of industrial and technological advancement. Air and water pollution from “oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways” had taken a serious toll on human health.

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Over the past weeks, you likely have heard about the Suez Canal blockage. Indeed, one of the largest container ships in the world became wedged in one of the world’s busiest marine waterways, the Suez Canal, blocking billions of dollars’ worth of cargo from being transported out of the region. Such a blockage is devastating to the shippers of some commodities, such as food, that are highly perishable when subject to temperature abuses.

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For our final Women’s History Month interview, we spoke with Akilah F., Transportation Analyst at Coca-Cola. Akilah is a great example of the hard work being done by women in non-traditional roles, come rain or shine. Her ingenuity and sheer love for her work and company come across loud and clear. Akilah is breaking barriers and doing her part to take other women along with her.

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As DeltaTrak continues our celebration of Women in Poultry, we’re talking to Compliance Manager, Shari Y. Her company sells eggs across the Southwest. After twelve years in this industry, she says food safety, food quality and regulatory compliance are her passions. Shari is a trailblazer in her own right, as she has inspired other women in her organization to pursue management positions. She has a seat at the table, and her efforts ensure that customers in Arizona and beyond have plenty of safe eggs for breakfast.

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DeltaTrak is excited to honor women from the Poultry industry, as our celebration of Women’s History Month continues. As Production Manager for a poultry company in Mississippi, Pamela H. is a wonderful example of a woman who has ambitious goals and is not afraid to pursue them. She knows it can sometimes be challenging for women in the workplace, but says, “You have to get up every day and know what your goals are and not let misconceptions negatively affect you or the goal that you have of advancing in your career.” With an attitude like that, Pamela will continue to advance in her career, and inspire others to do the same.

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We’re halfway through International Women’s Month and we’ve truly enjoyed the great interviews with DeltaTrak’s customers. This week, we spoke with a woman in technology - Product Manager, Ruby Wang. Her company, Hwy Haul, is a digital freight brokerage platform which connects shippers with truck drivers. Ruby is passionate about using technology to improve the human experience, and that passion clearly guides her work.

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, I spoke with some DeltaTrak customers in the produce industry to get their thoughts on issues affecting women, and the supply chain. Kim A. is the distribution manager for CrunchPak and Lisa M. is a shipping clerk with Gebber’s Farms. I was impressed with the fact that both women are long-term employees with their respective companies. They both seem to genuinely enjoy their roles. Both women are mothers, and spoke about being fortunate to have the flexibility they need to manage their lives. It was awesome to hear this, because everyone knows work-life balance is often hard to achieve.

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