NYMTA Hosts Inaugural ‘Empowering Women in Transportation’ Career Fair


Photo by Marc A. Hermann / MTA

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) held its first ‘Empowering Women in Transportation’ Career Fair recently at the New York Public Library, providing an opportunity for candidates to speak with representatives about opportunities in various areas of the MTA, including audit, engineering, architecture, finance, human resources, IT, legal and labor relations, art, diversity and civil rights, health services, law enforcement, and labor and skills trades. The fair, held in celebration of Women’s History Month (March), was expanded to allow 1,115 registrants from a cap of 700.

“A career fair is a great platform to introduce the many roles available in the transportation industry,” said MTA Chief Administrative Officer Lisette Camilo. “And this one in particular sought to encourage women to consider jobs in transportation to build on their previous experience or pivot to a career in a completely new field, including those that have traditionally been male dominated. At the MTA, we pride ourselves in fostering a diversified and dynamic workforce, and continuously working to support an inclusive environment for all employees.”

“We partnered with Empowering Women in Transportation, one of our employee resource groups, to host a career fair and we were thrilled to see the turnout at yesterday’s fair, which provided the opportunity to highlight roles that you might not associate with the MTA, like nurses, engineers, lawyers, cybersecurity experts, electricians and cleaners, along with the more traditional transit and office jobs,” said MTA Chief People Officer Hugo Pizarro.