Women Changing Transportation - TransitCenter

Women Changing Transportation

A Panel Discussion

Link to archived livestream of the event.

A transportation department’s first-ever equity strategist. A grassroots leader fighting bus service cuts in America’s heartland. A city government leader who manages the give and take between a hundred neighborhoods and dozens of annual transportation projects. A member of the New York MTA’s senior leadership.

These women will contribute to the national dialogue around gender equality in the workplace and gender bias in transportation at the WTS/TransitCenter Women Changing Transportation event. They will discuss their backgrounds and trajectories to their current roles, and reflect on how work environments can support the inclusion and advancement of women through the transportation ranks.

Our panelists:

Naomi Doerner, Transportation Equity Program Manager, Seattle Department of Transportation

Nicole Garcia, Borough Commissioner, Queens, New York City Department of Transportation

Midori Valdivia, Chief of Staff to Pat Foye, MTA President, State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Laura Wiens, Executive Director, Pittsburghers for Public Transit