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Gender Workstream of the Corporate Partnership Board

The Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) launched its Workstream on Gender on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019, building a network of companies in the transport and related sectors committed to contributing to policy discussions and goals of ensuring gender equity. It has become an important platform to discuss and share best practice on a variety of aspects of women in transport.

As part of the commitment of CPB companies to promote gender parity, the workstream As part of the commitment of CPB companies to promote gender parity, the workstream organises a series of events every year, including the following:

2019

-Workshop on Hiring and Retaining a Gender-diverse Workforce, 8 March: This workshop explored the challenges of achieving gender parity in the transport sector. Participants examined how to make the transport sector more attractive to women. It was agreed that action from both government and the private sector is necessary to attain the policy objective of a more diverse and inclusive transport workforce. With over 2.25 million employees worldwide, CPB companies play an important role in achieving these ambitions.

-Compilation of Company Initiatives (1st edition): This compendium compiles best practices undertaken by our CPB members to achieve gender equality at the workplace.

2021

-Workshop on Optimising Women’s Networks and Mentoring Programmes, 8 March: An “Anti-discrimination, Diversity & Inclusion” Expert for the French Ministries of Territorial Cohesion, Labor and Higher Education, Professor Maria-Giuseppina Bruna develops high-level research and coordinates, in the framework of the Chair, an international partnership network to design the company for tomorrow as agile, inclusive, innovative and resilient as well. During this event, Maria-Giuseppina shared her research and experience in working with companies to build women’s networks. Corporate Partnership Board members and guests presented their experiences, achievements, and challenges with regards to Women’s Networks and Mentoring on the path towards achieving increased diversity and inclusion in their companies.

-Webinar ‘Addressing the Gender Bias in AI Data’: As part of the March on Gender, the International Transport Forum held a virtual and public event with the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. This event brought together experts from areas beyond transport to explore the gender bias in AI data. Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, provided opening remarks. 

-Workshop on Gender Bias in Transportation Data, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, 29 March: The ITF's Corporate Partnership Board member companies met to discuss with guest speakers about some of the current challenges encountered on this particular topic, and provides examples of gender bias in databases used for policy making across different areas in the transport sector. This was a closed event for CPB members chaired by Patricia Hu, Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. 

-Compilation of Company Initiatives (2nd edition): This compendium compiles best practices undertaken by our CPB members to achieve gender equality at the workplace.

2022

-Women and Road Safety, 8-9 March 2022: This two-day event brought together high-level officials to discuss a series of case studies addressing the topic of road safety, with a focus on women's safety as transport users. This event fit into the theme of ITF's 2022 Summit- Transport for Inclusive Societies. The event took place as a part of the OECD's March on Gender Programme, a series of events held throughout the month of March focusing on gender aspects of different policy discussions. 

-Workshop on Gender Biases in Career Advice, 22 March 2022: This workshop brought experts together to discuss how closing gender gaps in educational settings and changing the ways career advice is given can serve to increase gender inclusiveness in the transport workforce.

-Compilation of Company Initiatives (3rd edition): This compendium compiles best practices undertaken by our CPB members to achieve gender equality at the workplace.

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