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Closing the gender gap in transport entrepreneurship


Women are still only about half as likely as men to launch a business, but this gender gap has narrowed over the past two decades. Women entrepreneurs can be powerful enablers for more inclusive employment in the transport sector where, today, only 17% of the workforce are women. Besides creating new jobs and helping economies to grow, women entrepreneurs can inspire the next generation of women leaders in the transport sector. This session will explore ways to encourage more women to start their own businesses in transport.

  • What measures are in place to support women entrepreneurs in the transport sector?
  • Which tools should be introduced to support women entrepreneurs more effectively?
  • How can innovation and new business models create new opportunities specifically for women entrepreneurs in transport?

Networking breakfast offered by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

Read a summary of this session (PDF).




9:00 - 10:30


CCL, Hall 3


The Urban Catalysts
President of CCC
Co-founder & former CEO
Secretary General
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

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