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ITS World Congress Diversity Award 2017 launched

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Entries have opened for the the 2017 Diversity Award to be conferred at the World Congress in Montreal which starts on 29 October.

The award recognises the best action taken to promote the creation of an ITS workforce which reflects the clients and users of the intelligent transport systems being supplied and managed. This could addressing ratios of genders, ethnicities, ages, religious orientations, sexual orientations, etc.  The award is supported around the world, but organised by ITS (UK).

The first award was in 2015, won by Mouchel for their support of the ITS (UK) Young Professional Interest Group and in particular the support and encouragement given by the company to get women to contribute.

Last year’s award was won by Transurban of Australia for their commitment to diversity from policy development through to implementation in the workplace.

The submissions will be judged by an eminent panel of ITS professionals representing the three regions of the ITS world:

  • Europe & Africa – Paul Vorster, ITS South Africa and Gideon Mbiydzenyuy, Netport, Sweden
  • Americas – Carol Schweiger, Schweiger Consulting Ltd, US and Lynne Randolph, Southwest Research Institute, US
  • Asia Pacific – Grace Ong, LTA, Singapore and Susan Harris, ITS Australia

Entrants are asked to send their idea in the form of a one-page Word document to not later than 30 September 2017. The document should include metrics that an organisation has been tracking in terms of its progress in promoting diversity.

Picture shows 2015 winner Ian Patey representing Mouchel with Ertico Chairman Cees de Wins


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