The nomination has started

To enhance VISIBILITY,  these partners joined forces: Bahn Manager Magazin, IPM, Women in Mobility and Verband Deutscher Unternehmerinnen. Their goal: Publish the top 100 female leaders in sustainable mobility, to make role models visible, and foster followers.

The jury, consisting of Berlin Partner, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Women's Network of the Pro-Rail Alliance and the Association of German Women Entrepreneurs (VdU), is asking for proposals.

Ultimately, 100 women will be nominated and published as the TOP 100 as influential leaders, described as inspiring, innovative and driving, and well connected across industries. Among them will be well-known top managers, entrepreneurs and scholars.

 
There is enormous potential for the sector to improve equal opportunities and I am pleased that we have created the right EU platform for change to increase employment for women in the transport sector and promote equality between men and women. If we want our society to flourish, we must use all talents and all human resources at all levels.
— Violetta Bulc, EU Commisioner for traffic

Background

In a study published by the EU Commission in April 2016, the proportion of women in the entire transport industry was estimated at 22 percent. The biggest imbalance is in road construction and rail technology with only 14 percent women. As early as 2015, the International Transport Forum had pointed out that in the EU only 17.5 percent of employees in local public transport are women, of whom less than 10 percent work in technical areas. Following an initiative started by Larissa Zeichhardt, leading companies and associations joined forces and organized a “Ladies Lunch” at InnoTrans 2016. The goal was to foster NETWORKING amongst leading female talent in mobility.


Selected role models from 2017s Top 100

The list of the TOP100 female executives in the mobility industry has been published in the Bahn Manager Magazine and is available for download. Further exciting role models will be presented by, among others, the Pro-Rail Alliance in the "Gallery of Strong Women".