In November 2021, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (now the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts), commissioned iMOVE and Wayfinder to complete a literature review of the barriers to women entering and progressing in transport roles and to undertake a stocktake of initiatives supporting women in the transport industry (aviation, maritime, rail and road).
The report considers the challenges to gender equity at individual, behavioural, organisational, and system-wide levels. It acknowledges that women are not a homogenous group. Each individual is the sum of intrinsic and extrinsic characteristics, and they face different challenges at different stages of their careers. Also relevant is the shift in workforce requirements, driven by the evolving needs of the sector and shaped by prevailing social trends such as the COVID pandemic, enabling technologies and an increased focus on corporate social responsibility. Visit iMove's website to read more and download the full report.