Remarkable Feminist Voices in Transport

This edition of Remarkable Women in Transport is a special issue for us.

Not only because it is the 5th anniversary, but mostly because we are convinced that there is not one perfect approach for feminist policy in transport. Feminism can be complex, highly subjective, and sometimes even messy. Quite the contrary to a sector that is associated with technological advancements, flow capacities, and quantifiable goals. Our daily work is a constant reminder that the approaches we take are a result of a distinct mix of local challenges, one’s own professional position, and personal intersectional stories, with an understanding that we all carry our biases.

It is time to shift the focus from looking for the perfect definition and approach to listening and learning from each other to better understand the diversity of feminist measures in transport. Have a look at five editions of the Remarkable Women in Transport Publications and learn about over 180 visions for feminist urban transport!

5th Edition

This 2023 Remarkable Women edition aims to showcase the power of diverse visions for feminist transport policy. A public call for “Feminist Voices in Transport” resulting in over 80 nominations from over 20 countries. We were excited to read about the inspirational work happening around the world and learn from each one of the nominees. Selecting the few portraits featured in this edition was the hardest part of bringing this edition to life. In addition to the diverse and personal portraits, we highlighted selected organizations and think tanks for their outstanding work towards more equitable and gender-transformative mobility.

We as Women Mobilize Women are excited to keep exploring. We often reflect upon and consciously acknowledge the limitation of our own brand that carries the word “women” – even twice. It can be seen to take a binary approach to our target group–a big step in 2018 but seemingly outdated in 2023. At the core of our mission, this is not what we stand for. Going forward, we will aim to be more inclusive and provide a platform to highlight all the work that is creating more equitable access to urban transport systems, freedom from fear and violence, and providing an intersectional perspective on sustainable mobility and gender.

Enjoy the read!

The Women Mobilize Women Team

4th Edition

The 2022 edition shines a light on outstanding women working towards the electrification of mobility. While this publication is by no means all-encompassing of the thousands of women in electric mobility who make great contributions every day, we hope that these selected few inspire you in 2022.

3rd Edition

In 2020, as the world stood still and transportation came to a halt, women kept moving, acting as a driving force behind many of the structural change’s cities are seeing in mobility today. Take a look how these women have contributed in a special way to the transport sector and are playing a key role in shaping the transformation.

2nd Edition

After receiving such positive on the first edition, we feel delighted and honored to publish the 2nd edition of Remarkable Women in Transport on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2020! This publication showcases the diversity of more than 50 female change makers in transport. As visibility is key to change mindsets, we are proud to present the work of these highly qualified transport experts.

1st Edition

This publication presents the first round in a series of Remarkable Women in Transport. The included women have been suggested by TUMIs partner and by other internationally acknowledged partners. While not aiming at presenting an exhaustive series, we seek to highlight many more interesting women in future editions.

The publication is meant to showcase the diversity of female change makers in transport. From women working for civil society to international initiatives as well as start-ups, policy level, the private sector and research. To make the daily work of women who transform urban mobility more visible, we are proud to present highly qualified women transport experts.