“The Forum emphasized the importance of Women in Transportation both in the provision of service and infrastructure (safety and security whilst using the service and design of the infra) as well as in Employment i.e. at leadership, strategic and decision-making level and operational level. Although efforts through concerted Government Policies and the organization have had an effect, the numbers of Women in Transportation is relatively small. A number of speakers stated one of the main reasons for the lack of Women in Transportation is the ‘Double burden syndrome’ i.e. women balancing work and domestic responsibilities. Support from family and the organization, specific government policies, education to promote awareness on industry and career path, building confidence and networking, successful role models are some of the strategies already for the promotion of Women In Transportation. Research on the performance of these policies is on-going.”
On 4 September 2013 as part of the 8th APEC Transportation Ministerial in Tokyo, Japan, the APEC Transportation Working Group will host a Women in Transportation Forum with participation from the public and private sectors. Forum participants will examine policies and practices to increase women’s participation in transportation professions, as well as outline strategies for continued collaboration on the advancement of this important issue. This Forum will feature compelling research, as well as practical applications from the policy and private sector perspectives and will offer participants an opportunity to share their insights and network with transportation colleagues across the APEC region. Findings and outcomes from the forum will be included on the Ministerial agenda.
In 2011 at the 7th APEC Transportation Ministerial in San Francisco, the Ministers directed the APEC Transportation Working Group to launch a Women in Transportation effort to identify and implement actions to advance opportunities for women in the transportation sector. The APEC Women in Transportation initiative builds on the principles of the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy and draws on the growing body of research that demonstrates a positive correlation between increased empowerment of women at all levels of the workforce and enhanced economic competitiveness, growth and sustainability.
Wednesday, 4 September, 2013
08:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hotel New Otani Tokyo
4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8578, JAPAN
Application is closed. Thank you for your interest.
If you would like to attend the forum, please visit the venue directly.
Useful links about the events:
http://www.dot.gov/womenandgirls/apec-women-transportation-forum-discussion-summary (discussions culminating to the APEC forum)