29% of Metro's 10,800 Employees are Women.
Metro as an Employer
Metro has a strong workforce of 10,800 employees with women making up 29% of the workforce. The Women and Girls Governing Council is committed to assessing policies and practices through a gender lens to advance progress toward gender equality in the workplace by removing barriers and encouraging inclusion.
Metro moves 1.3 million people daily, 55% of Metro bus riders are female and 47% of Metro rail riders are female.
Metro as a Service Provider
Transportation connects women and girls to opportunities, Metro’s Women and Girls Governing Council is committed to assessing policies and programs through a gender lens to promote transportation equity. The goal of the Council is to identify solutions to reduce the transportation challenges for women and girls to get to jobs, school, health care, childcare and addresses women’s transit safety needs.
Metro as a Catalyst for Economic Development
Transportation is a catalyst for economic development, LA County residents approved the Measure M initiative that will invest over $120 billion within the next 40 years in transportation infrastructure. Metro’s Women and Girls Governing Council is committed to assessing policies and programs that will guide the investment towards equitable economic growth and provide access to transportation careers and contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses.