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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617

Convened by
Transportation Research Board

Sponsored by
TRB's Standing Committee on Women and Gender in Transportation (AME20)


Convened by TRB, the 7th International Conference on Women and Gender in Transportation (WGiT) will be held September 9-11, 2024 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. The conference theme is Progress and Possibilities: Bridging Perspectives. It highlights how far recognition of gendered issues in transport have come, while also noting the important work ahead to bridge inequities. This will work require spanning disciplines, departments, scales, and organizations.

Across the globe, crucial gender differences exist in people's mobility needs, access to transport, experiences while mobile (e.g., safety and security), and workplace advancement. Gender biases also exist in infrastructure provision and service delivery. These differences limit the access of women and other gender minorities (transgender, non-binary, third-gender, etc.) to economic opportunities, healthcare, employment, information, and education. Uneven transport experiences also intersect across other social factors, such as race, age, class, immigration status, and (dis)ability. These uneven experiences limit social cohesion.

Since 1978, the conference (formerly known as the International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation) has served as a forum to highlight how gender considerations can be incorporated into the traditionally male-dominated transport sector. In 2024, participants and speakers of all genders will represent transportation practitioners, researchers, educators, consultants, businesses, advocacy groups and other stakeholders from around the world. Local, tribal, state, and national government agencies will also be represented.

Conference attendees will:
• Gain increased awareness and understanding of all aspects of women and gender in transportation systems, workforce, and education globally
• Assess progress and performance of gender inclusion in transportation practices, policies, and research
• Identify solutions to advance gender equity and inclusion in transportation, including how past research influences practice
• Exchange ideas and created connections between peers and mentors from all sectors in an interactive and inclusive setting
• Learn ways to take action to help advance policy, research, and practice and foster personal and career development

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