The DIAMOND Project organised an interactive webinar conference to discuss the barriers and facilitators faced by women as employees across the transport sector.
Transport plays an important role in our economies and societies and has a large impact on growth and employment. A recent EU report claimed that the transport industry directly employs around 10 million people and accounts for about 5% of gross domestic product (GDP). Currently, Women account for only 22% of the work force in the transport sector affecting employment equality and diversity in perspectives.
To create a fair and inclusive society where equality of outcome is important and where no-one is disadvantaged relative to another by virtue of their gender, the European Union (EU) commissioned project DIAMOND to collect and analyse gender disaggregated data to develop a toolbox for transport equity analysis to enhance fair employment for women in the transport sector. To this end we have been collecting primary data from across Europe, the UK and Ireland to identify the barriers and facilitators of women employees across the sector in order to develop guidelines for transport operators to help them improve the fair and inclusive recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in the sector.