One of APEC’s goals is to support inclusive employment for women in a variety of sectors, including transportation, and foster policies to advance women’s employment in the transportation sector and use of transportation systems. To further these objectives and build on work completed in 2015 and 2016, the United States proposes to implement the 2017 Women in Transportation (WiT) Forum. The Forum will serve as an opportunity to discuss the status of implementation of the APEC WiT initiative, and highlight ongoing pilots taking place across APEC economies, leaning from the experiences, challenges, and successes in advancing women’s employment in transportation with data collection.
The Forum will also provide an opportunity for representatives from both the public and private sectors to learn about progress toward women’s employment in and use of transportation throughout the region. The project also responds directly to APEC Leaders’ objectives, aligns with the Transportation Working Group, and supports the WiT Task Force, and constitutes cross-fora collaboration with the Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy.