Academic women and travel

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Abstract

This poster focuses on travel undertaken by academic women moving through public spaces when travelling for the business needs of their higher education institutions. Recent studies show that, of women who travel, 47% travel for business, and are actually the fastest growing segment of business travellers. (Skift, quoted in Maiden Voyage 2016) Further, 31.4% of 200 female business travellers surveyed by Maiden Voyage, have suffered sexual harassment whilst travelling and 70.2% believed that travel suppliers should try harder to address the needs of female business travellers. Also, the majority of the women surveyed (79.2%) claimed that they were under-prepared to deal with [negative] incidents they encounter. Of those who are, training tends to be non-gender specific. However, there is little data available that specifically addresses the experiences, including preparation activities, of academic women who travel on business for their institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2019
Event6th International Women’s Issue in Transportation Conference - Irvine, United States
Duration: 10 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference6th International Women’s Issue in Transportation Conference
CountryUnited States
CityIrvine
Period10/09/1913/09/19

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    Osmond, J., & Woodcock, A. (2019). Academic women and travel. Poster session presented at 6th International Women’s Issue in Transportation Conference, Irvine, United States.