Women in Transport launches ground-breaking equity index survey
With a focus on fostering gender diversity and inclusivity, the Women in Transport Equity Index survey aims to drive transformation within the transport sector, offering a comprehensive framework for progress.
The Women in Transport Equity Index survey has been officially launched, marking a significant step towards diversity and equity in the transport sector. This ground-breaking initiative aims to revolutionise the industry by providing crucial baseline data, recognising best practices and driving positive change.
As of 3 July 2023, the Women in Transport Equity Index survey has gone live and is open for registration. This occasion represents a milestone in the ongoing efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity within the transport sector. The Index aims to identify and address gender diversity in transport-related positions, fostering an environment of equal access to opportunities and resources.
“We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Women in Transport Equity Index survey,” said Sonya Byers, CEO of Women in Transport. “This initiative represents a paradigm shift in the industry, providing a comprehensive framework to measure and drive progress towards greater diversity and equity. We invite all UK transport sector companies to register and participate in this transformative journey.”
Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Transport, Ruth Cadbury MP, said: “This is a significant point in the quest for a more diverse and equitable transport workforce. The APPG for Women in Transport is proud to support Women in Transport’s Equity Index Initiative. By fostering inclusivity and highlighting best practices, we hope to inspire other sectors to follow our lead, creating a ripple effect of positive change across industries.”
The Women in Transport Equity Index survey consists of 10 mandatory and 10 optional questions designed to capture essential data efficiently. Optional questions include intersectional aspects, further enhancing the understanding of workforce dynamics within the sector. Participants who complete the survey gain free access to a light version of the information hub, offering invaluable resources and templates for fostering diversity and inclusion within their organisations.
Upon completing the survey, participants receive an overall score across 10 equity standards, individual scores and a comprehensive 25-page report featuring benchmarking data. Top-performing companies may be featured in the report, with the top five companies in each sector index receiving a prestigious certificate of success recognition and a marketing badge to signify their commitment to diversity and equity.
The Women in Transport Equity Index survey aims to ignite positive change within the transport sector, inspiring companies to continually improve and thrive. By publishing the index annually, awarding badges and providing access to the Knowledge Hub, the initiative strives to create an environment where equity becomes the norm, a result of embracing diversity and taking decisive actions.
Sue Terpilowski, Women in Transport lead for the Index, said: “The Women in Transport Equity Index survey represents ground-breaking work in diversity, equity and inclusion. We invite all companies to join us in this momentous endeavour and together, we can set a worldwide precedent for equality in the transport sector.”
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