Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced Jannet Walker Ford, vice president of government relations, will be recognized as a ?Technology All-Star' at the 24th Annual Women of Color (WOC) STEM Conference. Taking place October 3?5 in Detroit, Michigan, the WOC STEM Conference celebrates women's achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Technology All-Star award gives recognition to accomplished women of color who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities. Walker Ford will be recognized at the Technology Recognition Lunch on Friday, October 4.
"It is extremely important for me to advocate for the advancement of women and take an active role in developing our future female workforce," said Walker Ford. "Women are outnumbered in STEM-related fields and it is imperative that we work to close the gender gap."
"I'm proud to be a member of Cubic's executive team, where I am able offer guidance as a mentor to others within the organization. Cubic encourages growth opportunities for women in STEM, and provides opportunities for more women to grow and thrive," added Walker Ford.
Walker Ford has over two decades of experience in the public and private sectors, focusing on information technology and transportation industries, specifically aviation, rail and transit systems. With her background, she is particularly passionate about inspiring women and minority professionals to pursue roles in transportation and STEM-related fields.
Walker Ford is an executive member of Cubic's Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) committee, which works to implement initiatives and programs to promote D&I across the organization. This year, Cubic was recognized by Forbes for its dedication to creating a diverse and inclusive work culture ? which Jannet has been a strong advocate and supporter of.
In addition to her role at Cubic, Walker Ford serves on the board for organizations such as the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) International. She is vice chair of the American Public Transportation Foundation, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and WTS Foundation.
About Cubic Corporation
Cubic is a technology-driven, market-leading provider of integrated solutions that increase situational understanding for transportation, defense C4ISR and training customers worldwide to decrease urban congestion and improve the militaries' effectiveness and operational readiness. Our teams innovate to make a positive difference in people's lives. We simplify their daily journeys. We promote mission success and safety for those who serve their nation. For more information about Cubic, please visit www.cubic.com or on Twitter @CubicCorp.