19. Sep 2019
The Women in Mobility (WiM) network, founded in Germany in 2015, is growing in Switzerland. In addition to the hubs in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, the first hub in Switzerland is founded today in Bern on the occasion of the Swiss Mobility Arena.
Studies show that women are under-represented in the mobility sector and (still too often) have to assert themselves in men's committees alone. Current figures show an average share of women of only 22% in the European transport sector, and even lower in management positions.
Caroline Beglinger Fëdorova (Roadcross Switzerland), Annette Antz-Schwarz (SBB), Christina Haas (TCS Mobility Academy) and Angela Van Rooden (liip) launch the first hub of the Women in Mobility network in Switzerland on the occasion of the Swiss Mobility Arena in Berne under the coordination of Sybille Suter (TCS Mobility Academy): the WiM Hub Berne. The five initiators pursue clear goals: They are committed to networking and improving the visibility of women in the mobility industry, especially in management positions and as experts in the specialist media. They also want to promote mutual empowerment. In addition to exchange meetings to promote women, the Swiss mobility arena is to be significantly more female next year, with at least 30 percent of speakers.
The WiM Hub Bern is neither an association nor an exclusive club, but a women's network that is politically independent and beyond ideologies. "We see ourselves as a network for women in mobility professions, across hierarchies and disciplines. Every interested woman is welcome, no matter if she is a managing director, expert or student, no matter if from technology, research, economy, politics or associations, we stand for all women who are active in the field of mobility", says Sybille Suter, coordinator of the WiM Hub Bern.
Sophia von Berg, co-founder of the Women in Mobility network, will be on site today at the birth of the first hub in Switzerland and is delighted: "The first hub in Switzerland is a strong signal that it is time to think together and implement changes in the mobility industry across countries.
The network's communication will primarily take place via the social media platforms already well used by Women in Mobility (Facebook, LinkedIn and Xing as well as Twitter and Instagram) with Hashtag #WiMbern.
Information on events can be found on the official website womeninmobility.de/dates.
Contact for further information: Sybille Suter, +41 58 827 34 12, firstname.lastname@example.org