It is always fascinating to learn of people taking new roles where there seemed to be blockades and restrictions to entry. When you come to the transportation sector some studies conducted by research suggests that women are thought to constitute a small percentage of employees in the “modern” transport sectors mostly in the third world economies.
An example is given of the proportion of women effectively engaged in the workforce of the transportation and communication sector of Nigeria (2%) and Ghana (4%). “Even in London only 20% of bus conductors and 1% drivers are female” (Turner & Fouracre, 1995) In the advent of new ways to do business has brought to the forefront of easier ways of business entry. In the transportation sector we can give an example of Uber, which is a transportation service company that connects prospective passengers to drivers using an application via mobile. Although this brought a new dimension to the transportation sector yer still the “status quo” of women still hangs in the balance. Though women such as a Ghanaian known as Esinam Nyador appears to be known to want to bridge the gap between what used to be known as “job for the men”, she points to the fact that there are certain customers who still doubt her capabilities as a driver due to her sex but also quick to point out that as a woman other customers want to find out how and why she opted for the job.
Done by: Participants from Ghana