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Successful Transportation Women in a Time of Downsizing

Author: HINDY LAUER SCHACHTER
Published in PAQ, Vol. 28 No. 4

Traditionally men have dominated professional and managerial positions
in state transportation agencies. Particularly after the downsizing in the
1990s these agencies want to develop women to move into the elite sector
of the official/administrative ranks. To develop female professionals,
agencies need information on the education and job paths women use to
gain skills as leaders. This article supplies this information through
analyzing strategies used by individual women who attained successful
careers in transportation agencies and noting common aspects among
them.

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