6th Annual Women in Transportation Panel

March 11, 2024

To celebrate Women’s History Month, C2SMARTER, the NYU-ITE Student chapter, and the ITE MET Section had the pleasure of hosting this year’s Women in Transportation Panel on March 11. This was the first installation of the ITE Met Section, YPT NYC and WTS Greater New York Chapter Women in Transportation Series occurring this year.

Moderated by NYU PhD Candidate Daphne Cornelisse, the panel featured three leaders in the transportation field (L to R above):

  • Erin LaFarge, Director of Safety Policy at NYC DOT
  • Lisa Mae Fiedler, Acting Manager of Data/Analytics at MTA
  • Gal Kramer, Associate Principal at Via

Over 50 rising transportation professionals attended the hour-long panel discussion focused on gender equity in the workforce and throughout global transportation systems. 

The panel spoke of their unique professional perspectives as women in transportation as well as broader trends in the industry, before opening up for a Q&A portion for the audience to ask their own questions. 

The panel focused both on improvements the industry has made regarding gender equity while also acknowledging where there is room to grow. The panelists also provided insight into how professionals of any gender can make the industry a better place to work. Personal experiences as well as structural biases were discussed, which are all invaluable insights as C2SMARTER students prepare to enter the workforce themselves.

We are grateful to the speakers and the organizing team!