Research Publications

Women Working in Transport – A Snapshot The Follow Up

Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) have conducted this research in response to the many queries we receive involving the numbers of women involved in and participating in the transport industry in this country. We included women working in all modes of transport and covered as many areas of Australia as possible.

Women Beyond ‘women and transport’: towards new geographies of gender and daily mobility

Over the last two decades, a feminist critique of gender-blind transportation research and planning has generated a spate of research into ‘women and transport’. This article critically reviews this literature, and argues that it has come to focus on a relatively limited range of research problems (notably journey-to-work travel) at the expense of other relevant issues.

Women Women Are Better Leaders Than They Think: Gender Differences in the Self-Assessment of Leadership Skills in the Maritime Industry

It is highly desirable that women and men have the same access to maritime training and work aboard ships. Gender stereotypes affect judgment of competence in women and men differently. This study investigated female and male maritime officers’ ability to evaluate their leadership skills.

APEC Women In Transportation Data Framework And Best Practices

In support of the Women in Transporation (WiT) initiative of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, this document presents a framework for benchmarking and tracking the participation and influence of women as transportation workers, entrepreneurs, leaders, and travelers.

National Dialogue on Women in Blue Collar Transportation Careers

The Dialogue for Women in Blue-Collar Transportation Careers was conducted over a four week period, from July 11, 2011 through August 5, 2011, in response to a roundtable convened at the United States Department of Transportation on June 3, 2011. During the roundtable, representatives from 25 national transportation organizations met to discuss for the first time the unique challenges faced by women working in skilled, blue-collar transportation careers.

Smart choices for

This second policy analysis focuses on the topic of gender- sensitive

cities Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap!

mobility planning. In both the international body of literature and transport planning, the gender dimension in mobility patterns and sustainability has received relatively little attention so far, even though, together with age and income, gender is considered a signi cant factor in accounting for differences in mobility behaviour, with women recognized as being more likely to adopt sustainable travel behaviours than men.

Cycling to Work and the Gender Gap in Brisbane: a study of the environmental, sociocultural and individual determinants of gender disparity in commuter cycling in inner-Brisbane

Using a survey-based research design, this research study aims to understand which individual, environmental and sociocultural factors influence a person’s decision to commute to work by bicycle in Brisbane, with a particular focus on how these factors differ by gender.



Transportation Sector Crucial to Women’s Economic Empowerment

Recognizing the full potential of women as economic actors in the global economy, the APEC Women in Transportation Task Force launched a framework to increase women’s inclusion in the transportation sector. The framework sets up guidance for the transportation sector to promote education;


Standards and Guides

Leading to choices: A leadership training handbook for women.

Leading to Choices is based on a conceptualization of leadership as horizontal, inclusive, and participatory. In this model, leadership is viewed as a process that leads to greater choices for all by fostering communication among individuals who learn from each other, create a shared vision, and reach a common goal forged by consensus. The handbook responds to the need for leaders who aspire to create egalitarian, democratic, and pluralistic societies based on collaborative decision-making, coalition-building, and gender equality.