Women in Transportation


The transportation workforce can be enhanced by more balanced participation of women, as studies show an economic case (Source) for inclusion of women and diversity of all types in the transportation industry. Many issues lead to the underrepresentation of women in transportation, including lack of awareness, interest, role models, and workplace supports. SETWC's focus on women in transportation seeks to address these issues through the following activities:

  • Offering programs and resources to help young women better understand transportation industry careers
  • Creating opportunities for women to network and learn from the experience of industry leaders
  • Developing metrics and tracking impact of programs designed to increase participation and advancement of women in the industry

Learn more about our work to attract and advance women in transportation! #ChoosingTransportation

Additional Resources

***Just Released November 2015*** APEC Women in Transportation Data Framework and Best Practices

USDOT FHWA Women's History in Transportation

USDOT Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups

USDOT Women and Girls in Transportation Initiative

USDOT Women in Transportation History

USDOT Women and Skilled Careers in Transportation

Women in Trucking

Society of Women Engineers

WTS International