Advancing the Role of Women in the Motorcoach & Group Travel Industry

Women in Buses Council (WIB) exists to recognize and advance the role of women in the motorcoach industry through networking, education and mentoring programs.  Membership is open to any member of the industry who supports the mission of Women in Buses.  There are no membership fees to join.

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* 1. Contact Information to be Shared in the WIB Network Directory/WIB Network

The Council has three (3) active committees. 

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.
  • Provide education on management topics
  • Participate in an active network of women bus executives
  • Identify opportunities for advocacy and/or speak to legislators on the national, regional, and statewide level
  • Develop a mentoring program for future women bus executives
This committee may interest the following members:
  • Bus Company Owners
  • Bus Company General Managers
  • Bus Company Executives
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.
  • Create a network of tour and charter planners, DMO/CVB, and travel industry members for tour product development.
  • Provide education of industry trends, itinerary development, contracting/negotiations, co-op opportunities and other important travel/tour topics.
  • Develop resources to assist in the promotion of this segment in the industry.
  • Build a mentoring program for new women in the travel, tour and charter segment
  • Participate in a active network of women tour professionals.
This committee may interest the following members:
  • Tour Operators
  • DMO/CVB Staff
  • Travel Industry Members (Hoteliers, Attractions, Dining, etc.)
  • Tour Coordinators
  • Charter Coordinators
Operations, Maintenance & Drivers Committee
The focus of this committee would be to work on issues of importance to the safe operation and maintenance of the motorcoach fleet.
  • Create a network of women bus operators and the vendors that supply equipment and services necessary to the operations of the fleet.
  • Provide education/training on new motorcoach products and services.
  • Identify best practices for the safety and security of the motorcoach fleet.
  • Develop resources to assist in the maintenance and options of the motorcoach fleet.
  • Build a network of resources for equipment breakdowns, driver needs, etc.
This committee may interest the following members:
  • Bus Operator Operations & Maintenance Staff
  • Motorcoach Drivers
  • Bus Manufacturers
  • Associate (Products & Services) Members
  • Bus Operator Executives
  • Bus Operator Safety Staff
Women in Buses members can join one or more of the committees.  Joining a committee will make certain that you receive communications that are beneficial for its members and helps you network with other professionals in similar positions.

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* 2. Select one or more of the committees below.

Recently the Council expanded programming to meet the expressed needs of the motorcoach and group travel industry by creating the WIB Network.
The purpose of the WIB Network is to connect an individual who has a lot of knowledge and experience with someone who hasn’t gained the same knowledge or experience or is new to the industry.

Business networking is a term that refers to meeting other industry professionals who have business experiences—to help you grow your business. The Women in Buses Network is looking for experts and those seeking information.

Being an expert serves as a way to give back and is an important development and learning experience. Teaching others is the best way to learn yourself.

By having someone who knows more than yourself, share advice, offer guidance and be a sounding board for your thoughts, you stand to benefit from experience beyond your own.

Having a network is crucial to all our continued growth and development.  Networking assists you in identifying opportunities for partnerships, joint ventures, or new areas of expansion for your business.

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* 3. Would you be looking to gain knowledge or guide others?

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* 4. If you are looking to gain knowledge, what areas do you need help in?

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* 5. If counseling, what areas of experience and expertise would you be willing to share via phone calls and emails?