Women of Metra: A Job that Gives Back

Women of Metra Series

November 6, 2018

Once a male-dominated sector, women are an increasing presence in the field of transportation. Of Metra’s nearly 3,000 employees, 20 percent are women and the number is growing. Fully 26 percent of Metra’s new hires for 2018 are female. That’s not surprising considering the wide range of career opportunities the transit system affords across five major lines of business: maintenance, infrastructure, administration, operations, and technology.

In this post, you’ll meet four women who discovered their calling at Chicago’s commuter rail system. Each of these skilled and dedicated ladies started out in an entry level position, but soon realized that Metra offered not just a job, but a fulfilling career.