The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) released its 2020-21 Gender Diversity report in early 2022. The report found that there has been a 2% rise in female participation in the rail workforce compared to 2018-19. Although more women are advancing their careers in rail, more action is needed to support stronger female participation in the industry.
Women now make up 24% of the rail workforce, although the report also found that two key challenges to overcome for future growth are:
• Availability of skilled or qualified female candidates for roles.
• Attraction of females into rail apprenticeships, rail training or the rail sector.
Read the full report to learn more and access case studies on gender diversity in rail.