Ancora’s Natalie Williams Recognized as a 2024 Top Woman in Transportation

WILMINGTON, NC – (March 13, 2024) — Natalie Williams, Vice President at Ancora Training, has been recognized as a 2024 “Top Women to Watch in Transportation” by Women In Trucking, a nonprofit organization working to bring gender diversity to the transportation industry. 

“For eight years, we’ve been pleased to recognize the accomplishments of women in transportation who make a significant impact to the industry and those around them,” said Jennifer Hedrick, Women In Trucking president and CEO. “These women exemplify the mission and values of the Women In Trucking Association and truly are top women to watch in our industry.” 

This achievement further distinguishes Ancora from its competitors in the male-dominated commercial driver’s license (CDL) training industry. The daughter of a truck driver/leader, Natalie has been professionally connected to the trucking industry for well over a decade. While serving as the Executive Director at one of Ancora’s network schools in North Carolina, Natalie honed her transportation acumen by overseeing a high-volume Commercial Driver’s License: Class A Tractor Trailer program. Under her leadership, hundreds of entry level drivers began their careers in the trucking industry and Ancora has become a top resource for women looking for CDL-A programs.

“This year’s list is composed of 75 impressive women who have excelled in their career in a male-populated industry,” said Brian Everett, group publisher and editorial director of Redefining the Road magazine. “We are pleased to take this opportunity to shed light on the impressive career achievements of Natalie Williams.” 

Leading the acquisition and management of Ancora’s CDL clients, including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and more than three dozen community colleges across the nation, Natalie oversees the expansion of Ancora’s partnerships with one of the most recognized global ecommerce companies, providing professional driver training to their logistics and supply chain workforce. 

“Trucking as an industry is diversifying, and Women In Trucking serves an important place that gives a voice to women in a male-dominated field,” said Natalie Williams. “I am honored to be recognized by this incredible organization and be able to highlight why gender diversity in the workplace is a valuable goal to pursue.”


About Ancora

Ancora® is a leading workforce solutions provider addressing America’s labor gaps through innovative and technology-driven educational programs. Arlington, Texas-based Ancora operates in four divisions: Ancora Academy™, Ancora High School™, Ancora Education™, and Ancora Training™. Ancora Academy offers online courses for personal or professional development to individual learners. Ancora High School, accredited by Cognia™, provides adult learners the opportunity to complete a high school diploma in a highly flexible, self-paced, completely online format. Ancora Education offers technical education training programs specializing in healthcare, IT, business, and skilled trades through five private, post-secondary school brands with 22 campus locations across the nation. Schools include: Arizona Automotive Institute™ (AAI), Berks Technical Institute® (BTI), McCann School of Business & Technology®, Miller-Motte College® (MMC) and South Texas Vocational Technical Institute™ (STVT). Ancora Training offers workforce solutions, such as CDL and other customizable training solutions, for corporate, community college, and government agency partners. Learn more at


About Women In Trucking Association, Inc. 

Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Arrow Truck Sales, Bridgestone Americas, Daimler Truck North America, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Navistar International, Inc., PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and WM. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. For more information, visit or call 888-464-9482.