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To multiply the impact of UITP’s policy, UITP member organisations and individuals are invited to sign the charter, committing to organising and participating in diverse panels.
In doing so, the public transport sector worldwide will be more inclusive of the female perspective, and more attractive to women. This is crucial as the sector badly needs to attract and retain talent at all levels, and build public transport networks that are better suited to the needs of the men and women.
The UITP Diverse Panel Charter can be signed by organisations and individuals. Discover the relevant charter below:
Diversity improves performance and innovation, helps to attract and retain talent, improves employee satisfaction and helps build a stronger brand and reputation. These undisputed facts present at challenge to the public transport industry which is systemically lacking in diversity: for example, estimates are that only 22% of the transport workforce is female.
In 2019, UITP introduced a policy on gender diversity, aiming to increase the participation of women in the activities of the Association. Prior to this, activities were not even achieving the industry baseline of 22% participation from women.
Representation matters. Thanks to our policy, women have more of a voice in the activities of UITP and on the global stage. We have proved that by making women more visible, more women are likely to get involved. And this is important: the public transport sector needs a diversity of voices and actors at all levels.
Here are a variety of tried and tested tips and tricks to help you honour the commitment effectively: