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American Planning Association Women and Transportation Planning: Understanding Gender Issues seminar, March 7th 2014

American Planning Association Women and Transportation Planning: Understanding Gender Issues seminar, March 7th 2014

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  • 1. 1 Women and Transportation Planning Understanding Gender issues March 7th, 2014 Leslie Woo, Vice President Policy, Planning & Innovation
  • 2. 2 Outline 1. Transforming an Industry – from Plan to Reality  Metrolinx  The Big Move – Transforming a Region  Delivering the first $16B 2. Diversity of Thought 3. Changing the Conversation
  • 3. 3 FACT WOMEN are: • 50.4% of Canada's total population. • 52.1% of Canada's visible minority population. • Head of 82.5% of lone-parent families
  • 4. 4 FACT Women in Canadian Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • 5. 5 FACT
  • 6. Vision: Working together to transform the way the region moves. Mission: To champion and deliver mobility solutions for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
  • 7. $6 billiontravel costs + lost productivity These costs will double in the next 30 years if we don’t improve our transportation. The Cost: Economy 8
  • 8. 9 An integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.
  • 9. 10 10 The Long-Term Vision
  • 10. 11 Union Station Revitalization Georgetown South Project Toronto Transit Projects Eglinton Crosstown Sheppard East Finch West UP Express Big Move Projects Underway Bus Rapid Transit York Viva BRT Mississauga BRT
  • 11. 12 Next Wave of Priority Projects ($34 B) over 500km in new rapid transit projects and GO Rail improvements including: • Subway, bus rapid transit, and light rail transit projects • Expanded GO service on all 7 lines, including express rail and 2-way, all-day • Electrification on 3 lines 25% of Funds will go towards: • Local Transit improvements • Roads and highways • Active transportation and integration
  • 12. 13 Economic Opportunities: Companies want to develop close to transit “There is significant evidence to show that the improved connectivity supplied by new transit services generates increased land & development value. This is well recognized by the development industry.” – George Hazel, September 2013 Capstan Station, Vancouver Hudson Yards, New York Canary Wharf, London • Improved access to transit systems is a critical determinant of property values • Transportation authorities in other regions have partnered with private developers to advance their landholdings, generating $15 million – $20 million on an annual basis for that region.
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  • 15. 18 Toronto Railway Club established 1931
  • 16. 19 GO Transit established 1967
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  • 18. 22 Women at Metrolinx Employment Categories - September 2010 vs 2011 261 31 213 36 268 37 280 41 Frontline Management Office Supervisory 2010 2011 Year Female Population Female Percentage in Management 2010 541 5.73% 2011 626 5.91% Year Total Population 2010 1946 2011 2191 Employment Categories
  • 19. 23 Women at Metrolinx Age Groups - September 2010 vs 2011 56 115 194 140 36 76 147 196 164 43 <30 30-<40 40-<50 50-<60 60+ 2010 2011 Demographics
  • 20. 24 Women at Metrolinx Years of Service at September 2011 76 234 89 103 15 68 21 20 <1 1-<5 5-<9 10-<15 15-<20 20-<25 20-<30 30+ Years of Service Years of Service
  • 21. 25 Successful Networks  give their members what they want  tie to the organization’s strategy and business  secure senior management support  clearly define structure, including roles and responsibilities  don’t over extend themselves  evaluate their impact March 7, 201425
  • 22. 26 Metrolinx Women in Management Network (WiMeN) The purpose of the ‘Women of Metrolinx’ network is to support and position Metrolinx as the pre-eminent voice and authority in the advancement and transformation of regional transit and transportation through the following objectives –  strengthening Metrolinx profile through the influence and connections of the women in the organization  improve corporate diversity by attracting, developing and retaining women  increase the visibility of women leaders in the transportation industry  showcase the talent in the organization  support community organizations that support women  cultivate leadership competencies that reflect Metrolinx focus on growth and success
  • 23. 27 27 Types of activities… Network & support • Brown bag lunches • Book club on current topics • Directory of members career path, interests • Present awards to managers who are good mentors or champions Career development • Seminars/workshop or brown bag lunches on career development • Annual network conference with a focus on career development • Leadership forums highlighting career paths of senior individuals • Mentoring programs • Organize seminars on hot topics (i.e., non-diversity related) Advise management, HR • Help communicate company programs, resources (e.g. work life balance) • Create a resource library for network members • Review relevant policies and provide advice • Participate in recruiting events • Meet regularly with management, HR to advise them of your successes, challenges, observations Community outreach • Develop a network of other similar networks in your region • Partner with local community to support related organizations • Partner with local schools to support and mentor students • Offer scholarships • Develop internship programs
  • 24. 28 Speaker Series
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  • 26. 30 WHAT GOT YOU HERE, WON’T GET YOU THERE!
  • 27. 31 leslie.woo@metrolinx.com leslie@shebuildscities.com