UofM Professor Attends Women in Transportation Forum at White House

stephanie iveyJuly 28, 2015 - Dr. Stephanie Ivey, associate professor of civil engineering and director of the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) at the University of Memphis, is attending a special forum on Women in Transportation at the White House today.

Ivey was invited to add her expertise to the U.S. Department of Transportation's efforts to increase the participation of women in transportation within the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region.

She will contribute to the final Women in Transportation (WIT) framework and report, which will be presented at the second APEC WIT Forum in October. The publication will outline best practices regarding women in the transportation workforce and as users of transportation systems in the APEC region and across the United States.

"I'm very excited to have the opportunity to participate in the conversations at the Forum," said Ivey. "I believe the focus on best practices, collaboration across stakeholders, and a framework for measuring impact will really move the needle with regard to women in transportation."

During the event, she will participate in the panel discussion "Measuring Success" with other influential transportation leaders from across the country.

Susan Kurland, assistant secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, leads the APEC Women in Transportation initiative and will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey