Two ITF staff honoured as "Remarkable Women in Transport"
Two ITF staff are among 40 "Remarkable Women in Transport". Mary Crass and Sharon Masterson have been honoured by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), an initiative of the German government.
TUMI works to accelerate the implementation of sustainable urban transport development and climate change mitigation worldwide. TUMI's Remarkable Women Top 40 aims to encourage and increase the participation of women in the transport sector, a goal shared by ITF.
Mary Crass is the Head of Institutional Relations and Summit at ITF. She oversees ITF's relations with its 59 member countries and international organisations across the globe, enabling global dialogue for better transport. She is responsible for the ITF's Annual Summit which is the world's premier transport policy event and the largest gathering of transport ministers. Sharon Masterson manages the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB), ITF's mechanism for engaging with the private sector. The CPB has been involved in cutting-edge transport research notably into how technology can achieve sustainability goals. Both will feature in TUMI's "Remarkable Women in Transport" publication, launching on International Women's Day (8 March 2019).
The gender dimension of transport is a rich field for scientific investigation and policy improvement. Addressing gender issues in transport will benefit not only women but all transport users, by encouraging a user-centric approach to provide high levels of accessibility. The ITF is strongly engaged in this issue, working with partners in governments, international organisations, academia and the private sector.