It's almost October, and fall is officially upon us! As we mentioned last month, it's time to elect our 2016-2018 executive board - please look for the Chapter Voting Ballot coming out to all members later this week! We look forward to building a great leadership team!

Also, October is our member recruitment month. We're kicking off a Member-to-Member Campaign to run throughout the month. Invite some colleagues to our membership event in October at the Level Up Barcadium in Raleigh (details are below). If your guests join WTS, you could be in the running for some great prizes.

And, a
s always, please check our  website for our upcoming events, and we hope to see you at the next event!

Kimberly J. Levine
President, WTS NC Triangle Chapter
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September 2015

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2015 Partners
Advocate Partners

Patron Partners

Supporter Partners

Chapter Officers


  Kim Levine

Hatch Mott MacDonald


Vice President

Jenny Fleming, PE

 Ecological Engineering  



Memory Washaya




Taruna Tayal


WTS International Partners
Strategic Partner

Trailblazer Partner

New Membership Incentive
This year, new  WTS members who fill out a membership form and pay the membership fee at a NC Triangle chapter event, such as a luncheon, breakfast or Transportation YOU event, will receive 15 percent off of their membership cost, as well as a WTS fleece. There are many benefits to being a member of WTS, so if you're thinking about joining, this is a great year to do it. Click here for more information on membership fees.
Chapter Board Elections
Over the next two weeks, WTS NC Triangle Chapter members will vote for the new executive board members, who will serve for 2016-2018. All four positions on the board are up for election: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Members will soon receive an electronic survey and instructions on how to vote. For more information and a list of candidates, click below.
Member Campaign Kicks Off
The WTS Member-to-Member Campaign kicks off in October. From Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, current WTS members have the opportunity to win prizes when they recruit new WTS members. You can learn more about membership and this Membership Campaign at the upcoming Level Up Membership Event on Oct. 15 (see next story for details) or by clicking on the link below.
Upcoming Events
Level Up Networking Event
Join the NC Triangle Chapter at a social event for networking, food and games. On Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the chapter will host this event at the Level Up Kitchen and Barcadium in downtown Raleigh for anyone interested in learning more about WTS and how to join. It's free for all, including food, drinks and games. Those who join WTS at the event will receive 15 percent off their membership fee. Click on the button below to register.
Motivational Monday Webinar
The NC Triangle Chapter will offer monthly webinars featuring female leaders providing tips on how to succeed. It's a free series for WTS members, and you can listen in at your desk The next Motivational Monday series will be at noon Sept. 28 with presenter Ali Brown, Founder and CEO of Ali International, who will talk about "The Courage to Lead." Register by clicking the button below.
In Case You Missed It...
Transportation YOU
Transportation YOU featured a panel discussion of four young women engineers talking about their experiences in college and their first jobs. The panelists were Nastasha Earle-Young of NCDOT, Becca Jackson of CDM Smith, Jessica Puszynski of Summit Design and Engineering, and Natasha Tinsley of NCDOT. Transportation YOU is a mentoring program aimed at middle- and high-school-aged girls. See more photos by clicking below.
September Breakfast on Networking
The September breakfast featured speaker Marcy Stahl, who discussed "Networking with Intention." More than 25 people attended to learn tips on maximizing results when networking.
Women Engineers at Work
The MAX Orange Line light rail corridor in Oregon recently opened. A Portland newspaper ran a story on the three engineers, all women, who headed the $1.49 billion project. They discuss the challenges of the project, how they were solved, and what it's like being a female engineer now. Click below to read the story.
Professional Connections
For members looking for networking opportunities within the Chapter, consider joining the Professional Connections program. Each quarter, the members of the program are split into groups of four or five, and each group plans a lunch meeting. This is a good way to meet others in WTS. For more information, or to sign up, contact  Karen Reynolds .
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Newsletter Editors: Leslie Tracey , PE, City of Durham DOT; Paddy Jordan , Hatch Mott McDonald; Yuying Zhou, VHB; Kara Peach, VHB; Hanan Assfoura, Stewart