08/03/2024 Online

SCALE x Just Transition: Gender Diversity in the (Electro)mobility Sector

The SCALE project and POLIS' Just Transition Taskforce are organising a webinar on 8 March, as part of International Women's Day, to discuss how we can tackle the lack of gender diversity in the electromobility and transport sector more broadly.

Coming together to rethink the sector

Worldwide, the transport sector is facing a significant gender imbalance. Women make up just 16.8% working in transport globally, with a severe underrepresentation in STEM roles. At European, local and organisational levels, addressing transport’s gender gap has become a priority as the intrinsic need for encouraging more women into the sector and their value is recognised. At the same time, there is a significant workforce shortage in the transport sector, which will directly affect the EV sector and the upscaling of electrification.

On 8 March from 11:00 to 12:00 CET, EU-funded project SCALE and POLIS' Just Transition Taskforce are bringing together three speakers who are reshaping the transport sector to discuss how we can improve gender diversity, in which ways we can generate change with concrete examples, what challenges women (and other groups) face in entering, remaining, and progressing in the field, and more. Through pitch presentations and an informal conversation, you will get the chance to hear from:

  • Karen Vancluysen - Secretary General, POLIS
  • Afroditi Stamelou - Research Associate, CERTH (Centre for Research & Technology Hellas)
  • Raphaël Héliot - Policy Manager, AVERE (The European Association for Electromobility)
  • Moderation by Pedro Gomes & Juliette Thijs from POLIS

Register now!

Who should attend?

You! Enabling gender diversity involves getting everyone on board. This session will offer valuable perspectives and actionable insights that everyone can learn from.

Together, let's accelerate towards a future where everyone has equal opportunities to shape the future of transport!