Building Awareness, Nurturing Skills, and Closing the Confidence Gap: How to Help Young Women Join and Thrive in the Transportation Sector

Author(s): 
Louise D. Williams, Kristen Davis, Nguyen Thi Phuong Hien
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Nathan Associates, Inc.; U.S. Department of Transportation; Ministry of Transport, Vietnam
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Publication Date: 
Sep 27, 2018

Although transportation supplies 10-25% of jobs around the world, representation of women in the sector typically falls below 20%. Women are far less likely than men to work in each of the major transport modes – road/surface, rail, air, and maritime – and those with jobs tend to fill the few roles traditionally dominated by women. Young women are similarly scarce along career-paths in infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance; transportation technology; and logistics. This presentation discussed two pillars of the Women in Transportation (WiT) Data Framework -- Education and Entry into the Sector – as endorsed in 2015 by the Transportation Working Group of Asia Pacic Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Tags: 
Community Development
Economic Empowerment
Education
Financial Capability
Financial Literacy/Education
Governance & Policy
Livelihoods
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Vocational Education