Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NEWS RELEASE: Increasing leadership roles for women in transportation - Industry stakeholders discuss opportunities

VANCOUVER – On the heels of International Women's Day, the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table (Skills Table) and the Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) will host a roundtable discussion to identify strategies for increasing the number of women in the transportation industry.

The invitation-only “Women in Transportation Roundtable” will bring together women who hold senior positions in transportation and champions, both male and female, who have shown interest to develop and promote women in transportation.

Discussions will focus on the obstacles women face in reaching the executive level, opportunities for advancement, success stories from women in the field and the competitive advantage of having more female employees in senior positions.

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, will provide welcoming remarks on behalf of the Government of Canada.

“I’m proud to be part of a government that’s showing leadership in increasing women’s participation in the job market. This roundtable matters, because a workforce with more women is a workforce that’s stronger and more innovative,” said the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

Read the full release here

For media enquiries, please contact:

Krista Bax, Executive Director, APGST
604-684-1471 x105

Oksana Exell, President & CEO, WESTAC
604-687-8691 x310

Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.