Why Metrolinx is on track to narrow the gender gap in the rail industry

via CBC News

Women employees make up one third of management but Metrolinx is aiming for 50% by 2021

Ana Davies remembers the first time she had to "throw a switch" — railway lingo for pulling a lever to open a train track — as a challenge.

No one gave her any tips or pointers. And it didn't help that her male coworkers were snickering about her not being strong enough to complete the task.

"I put it into place and I was extremely proud of myself," Davies told CBC Toronto. "I proved to every guy in my class that I can do this."

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