Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom: Transportation Women Tell Their Stories

Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom: Transportation Women Tell Their Stories

by Grace Crunican, Elizabeth Levin


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Stories have power, but only if people know them. "Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom: Transportation Women Tell Their Stories" details the rise of 18 pioneering women in transportation by telling their stories in their words. From the woman who ran the Federal Aviation Administration during 9/11 to the woman who helped make seatbelts standard in cars, "Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom" provides raw stories of how these women learned to succeed in a white, male-dominated industry. Authored by seasoned transportation authorities Grace Crunican and Liz Levin, "Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom" presents leadership lessons from women who changed the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516903610
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 487,116
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

As general manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, Grace Crunican oversees more than 3,500 employees and $30 billion of transportation infrastructure. But that is only the culmination of a pioneering transportation career. She has also helmed the Oregon and Seattle Departments of Transportation and has held numerous federal, state, and local government positions including deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. In addition to her extensive public service, she is also a past president of WTS International and has served on many boards of directors including the Mineta Transportation Institute and Railvolution, on which she serves today. Crunican is the mother of two children and freely admits parenting is both the "toughest and most rewarding job" she's ever had.

Liz Levin, president of Liz Levin & Company, uses her experience to advise transportation, design, and environmental companies on leadership, organizational development and strategy.

Having risen to leadership roles at both Metcalf & Eddy (now AECOM) and Rizzo Associates (now TetraTech), Levin also has held positions on numerous boards of directors including the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Currently, she serves on the board of Normandeau Associates, a national environmental science firm. She also has been President of WalkBoston as well as Chair of the Massachusetts Government Appointments Project, an organization advocating for women in government. A longtime WTS member, Levin served as WTS International president.

Levin is a graduate of Wellesley College (Wellesley Scholar) and Simmons School of Management (highest honors). She has a Masters of Urban Affairs from Boston University.

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