International Women’s Day #IWD2022

Young Transport Professionals (YTP) are excited to celebrate International Womens’ Day, raise awareness and recognise the achievements of women.

Did you know – Statistics of our industry (transport):

  • In the Australian transport industry, women make up only 27.4% of the workforce across rail, road, sea, and air.
  • Only 4.5% of transport CEOs are women – well below the Australian average of 20%.
  • The gender pay gap in the transport sector is higher than the national average – 15.9% as against 13.9%.

The theme for this year’s #IWD2022 is #BreaktheBias which has a focal point of not only acknowledging that bias exists in the transport industry but recognising action is needed to level the playing field. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias creates barriers for women to move ahead.

The visibility of women is vital, so this week we will highlight and celebrate three women working and kicking goals in the transport industry. For the Three Women, Three Careers, Three Questions segment, we caught up with Jo Dougan, Project Manager at John Holland, Georgina Mahony, Founding Director of Ediom and Rachel Harding, Techincal Director at AECOM.

Australian transport needs more women and YTP are not only committed to advocating for gender equality, but we are fiercely committed to representing a future with no bias. Let us know in the comments what you or your organisation is doing to help #BreaktheBias.

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