Events

The membership of the Women in Buses Council shall meet periodically at times and places set by the Leadership Team.  Notice of the meeting and a proposed agenda shall be sent to the members in advance of the meeting.

Upcoming Activities

Marketing Committee Webinars

Wed., May 3 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
On Demand Viewing
Wed., August 29 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Wed., November 1 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Executive Management Committee Webinars

Wed., May 26 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Wed., November 8 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Operations & Maintenance Committee Webinars

Wed., May 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
On Demand Viewing
Wed., November 15 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Tour, Travel & Charter Committee Webinars

Wed., May 24 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
On Demand Viewing
Wed., August 23 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Wed., November 29 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Leadership Team Conference Calls

Wed., June 21 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Wed., September 13 | 3 - 4 p.m. ET
Wed., December 13 | 3 - 4 p.m. ET

Women In Buses Council Onsite Meeting

Sat., January 27, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace
Charlotte, NC

Past Events

Women in Buses Council Business and Networking Meeting

Cleveland, OH | January 14, 2017 | 11 a.m.  - 1 p.m.

Women in Buses Council: Tour, Travel and Charter Committee Meeting

October 20, 2016 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Women in Buses Council: Operations and Maintenance Committee Meeting

October 19, 2016 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Women in Buses Council: Executive Management Committee Meeting

October 18, 2016 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Women in Buses Council Business and Networking Meeting

August 25, 2016 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Women in Buses Council: Doing Business with the International Traveler Webinar

August 16, 2016 | 3 - 4 p.m. ET

Women in Travel and Tourism Annual National Conference

Conference
July 14-16, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Women in Buses Council and ABA is pleased to be a sponsor of this event.

The average traveler has adjusted from a 28-year-old male to a 47-year-old female. Women make up more than 65% of the front of house and service force of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Women ARE the lifeblood of this industry, but hold LESS than 10% of the leadership and executive roles in that same field. Are you ready to change that? Join Mandala Research, LLC, Visit Las Vegas, The Shop America Alliance, The American Bus Association, and more experts from across the country at “Journey to Success”, the inaugural Women in Travel and Tourism, International Conference, July 14-16th, 2016 at the beautiful Tropicana Las Vegas. Together, we'll prepare for all the challenges our industry will face, and create some trends of our own.

Information on the WITTI Conference

Women In Buses Council: Identifying the Important Players in the Motorcoach and Group Travel Industry and Their Key Acronyms
Webinar

July 6, 2016 from 2 - 3 p.m. ET

United State of Women Summit

June 14, 2016

Today, the White House Council on Women and Girls announced that we will be garnering nominations from all over the country to attend the United State of Women Summit on June 14th, here in Washington, DC. We hope you nominate some great young women (and men!) from around the country doing great things to advance women’s equality, and we hope you use your social media presence to get the word out about nominations far and wide.

Please see Valerie’s email and retweet our tweets @vj44 and @uswomen2016 and share our facebook post here: https://www.facebook.com/TheUnitedStateofWomen/videos/vb.728080537326482/775424765925392/?type=2&theater  

We can’t wait to see who is nominated, and are looking forward to meeting everyone on June 14th!

Women In Buses Council: Putting Passengers First; How Safer Driving Not Only Boosts Your Business But Also Your Bottom Line Webinar

Wednesday, June 1 from 3 - 4 p.m. ET

Women In Buses Council: How Understanding the Psychology of Group Travel Can Transform Your Tours Webinar

Wednesday, May 18 from 2 - 3 p.m. ET

On-site at Marketplace

Saturday, Jan. 9 from 11 AM - 1 PM

2015 Activities

Women in Buses Council: Executive Committee
Oct. 27: 2 PM EDT

Women in Buses Council: Operations and Maintenance Committee
Oct. 20: 2 PM EDT

Women In Buses Council: Tour, Travel and Charter Committee
September 23: 2 PM EDT

Women In Buses Council: Executive Management Committee
September 22: 2 PM EDT

Women In Buses Council: Executive Management Committee
July 23: 2 PM EDT

Join us for the first conference call meeting of the WIB Executive Management Committee. The focus of this committee would be to work on issues of importance to CEO, General Managers and other bus company executives/decision-makers who are women.

Women In Buses Council: Travel, Tour and Charter Committee
July 22: 2 PM EDT

Join us for the first conference call meeting of the WIB Travel, Tour and Charter Committee.

The focus of this committee would be to work on issues of importance to travel, tour and charter segment including tour product development.  Meeting topics will include: Peak Season Review and Best Practices, Trends

Women In Buses Council: Operations and Maintenance Committee
July 21: 2 PM EDT

Join us for the first conference call meeting of the WIB Operations and Maintenance Committee.
The focus of this committee would be to work on issues of importance to the safe operation and maintenance of the motorcoach fleet.

Women In Buses Council Committee Kick Off
July 8: 2 PM EDT

Join us as the Women In Buses Council to kick-off our new committees! The Women In Buses leadership team will be introduced and lead the discussion on the focus of each committee.

Women In Buses Membership Conference Call
February 26, 2015 (Note: Date Change)
2 p.m. ET

Join us as the Women In Buses Council meets to discuss the feedback survey results and plan for 2015 events.

The Council mission, organization and membership structure will be part of the presentation and discussion.

Be a part of the Council as we continue to move forward towards our mission to recognize and enhance the role of women in the Motorcoach industry.

Women in Buses Best Practices
January 11, 2015
Sponsored by North Dakota Tourism
3 -5 p.m.
Marketplace 2015
St. Louis, MO

Women in Buses: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Driver Physical Qualifications Webinar
September 17, 2014

Elaine Papp, Division Chief of the Office of Medical Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Join us for a Women in Buses exclusive webinar.  The presentation describes the role of the Medical Programs Office, discusses some statistics from the large truck causation study (this gives an idea about crashes for motor carriers even though you drive buses) as well as statistics about commercial motor vehicle drivers.   In addition the presentation discusses the various medical exemption programs available to drivers and the criteria for them.  There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

Women in Buses: Ask the Experts at ABA and Find Your Answers HERE!
July 30, 2014

Panelists:
Peter Pantuso, President & CEO
Clyde Hart, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy
Brandon Buchanan, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Director of the Bus Industry Safety Council

Join us for a Women in Buses exclusive webinar.  This session brings together some of the industry’s foremost experts from ABA’s staff to answer questions regarding topics such as current legislation, and regulatory issues. You will find your answers here!