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Women of Asphalt roundtable returns to World of Asphalt


January 24, 2022
By Rock to Road staff

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Women of AsphaltWomen of Asphalt brings six women together for a lively discussion during World of Asphalt. (Phierce Photo | Keith Griner)

The Women of Asphalt, a regular favourite roundtable discussion, will return to World of Asphalt in March.

As part of the People, Plants and Paving Conference organized by World of Asphalt and the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), Women of Asphalt brings six women together for a lively discussion.

“Women of Asphalt is both a great organization, as well as a great roundtable discussion, for everyone involved in the asphalt pavement industry,” said World of Asphalt show manager Brittany Weltcheff. “Too many people think this industry is mostly men, but women are finding many great opportunities to work in the industry and connect through this organization, which is critical for giving everyone a voice.”

Women of Asphalt have been representing the growing number of women leading and entering the asphalt paving industry since 2017, with founding members from NAPA, the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, the Asphalt Institute and multiple asphalt paving product makers.

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The round table is one of 120 education sessions available to asphalt paving pros, the Women of Asphalt Roundtable is part of a group of education sessions geared toward helping the industry find and retain the talent needed to keep North America’s highways and byways moving.

“The Women of Asphalt Roundtable is a session everyone at World of Asphalt can learn something new and benefit from,” said Dr. Audrey Copeland, president and CEO of NAPA, majority-owner of the show, and a founding member of Women of Asphalt. “With a discussion focused on diversity and inclusion, attendees will gain insight into ways to attract and retain diverse employees.”

World of Asphalt, co-located with the AGG1 Academy & Expo, returns March 29-31, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennesse. For more information, visit WorldOfAsphalt.com.