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"Gender in Transport" workstream launched by ITF Corporate Partnership Board

Women make up only 22% of the transport workforce in Europe. In the Asia-Pacific region, their share is less than 20%. Women are even more strongly underrepresented among decision makers: Only 14% of senior roles in  transport, logistics and infrastructure in the US are filled by women, for instance.

Achieving a more diverse and inclusive transport workforce needs action from governments. But it equally requires a response from the private sector.

To help create more opportunities for women in transport-related professions, the companies of the International Transport Forum’s Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) are launching a workstream on gender on 8 March, International Women’s Day 2019. With over 2.25 million employees worldwide, the group of companies working with the International Transport Forum through the CPB represents an important voice in the discussions on gender and transport.

The launch will be marked with a one-day workshop on ”Hiring and Retaining a Gender-diverse Workforce“ on International Womens’ Day at the OECD in Paris, France. The workshop will explore ways towards better gender parity in the transport sector. It will feature presentations of case studies and exchange of good practices between companies. Speakers include:

  • H.E. Ivita Burmistre, Ambassador of Latvia to the OECD and co-chair of the OECD’s Friends of Gender Equality Plus Network
  • Dr. Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum at the OECD
  • Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues
  • Mr. Vincent Kobesen, CEO and Member of the Executive Board, PTV Group
  • Mr. Jean Agulhon, Chief Human Resource Officer and Member of the Management Board, RATP
  • Ms. Marie-Sandrine Nguema, Commercial Sales Manager EMEA, ExxonMobil
  • Mr. Diego Diaz, President, SNCF International
  • Mr. Pedro Costa, Head of Global Recruitment, Michelin
  • Ms. Hiba Fares, Director of Client Experience, Marketing and Services, Member of the Management Board, RATP
  • Ms. Paloma Moran, Vice President Metro Platform, Alstom
  • Mr. Gus Glover, Head of Safety Communications EMEA, Uber

Outputs from the workshop will feed into ITF work on gender in transport and the broader international debate on inclusion and universal access in which the ITF and its corporate partners are actively involved in many ways. The event is part of the OECD’s “March on Gender”, a series of events the organisation is hosting around International Women’s Day to address ways to close the gender gap.


For more information about the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board and its new workstream on gender please contact

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