Spotlight on women in the mobility sector
Karlsruhe: Home of IT-TRANS - and the capital of female empowerment
A question of perspective
So why is the visibility and expertise of women particularly important in the mobility sector? Because they not only play a major role professionally – think technicians, streetcar drivers, sales experts, software developers, communication professionals and operations managers – but also have a very different perspective on public mobility than their male colleagues. As women often play a key role as caregivers, they use public transport differently: they notice the hurdles that their disabled grandma faces when visiting the doctor, they see isolated, poorly lit stops as a potential threat and they know how difficult it is for a mother with a pram and toddler to use a tram during rush hour. These insights are worthy of note!