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Women in Shared Mobility: We Interview 3 Carshare Operators + 1 Researcher

Jun 27, 2017

Our latest edition of our Women in Shared Mobility series features 3 women who operate a carshare company and 1 researcher in the industry. Incredibly intelligent and well-versed in the world of shared mobility, we’re very honoured to be sharing their insights with you below.

These are the questions we asked these women in shared mobility:

HOW WILL SHARED MOBILITY CHANGE IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?

From Michiko, an environmental researcher, and three women operating a carshare company, we gained valuable insight about how the trend of carshare will continue to grow in the future.

WHY IS SHARED MOBILITY IMPORTANT FOR OUR CITIES AND COMMUNITIES?

From money savings for families to taking stressful daily commutes out of the equation to reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions to create a healthier planet, we learned about why carshare and autonomous vehicles are important for cities and communities from these 4 women.

WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO TO CONVINCE MORE PEOPLE TO MAKE SHARED MOBILITY PART OF THEIR LIFESTYLE?

What does it take to make more people #onecarless? After discussing this with the latest four women, we have a better understanding about what we can do to convince more people to make carshare a part of their lifestyle.

THE WOMEN IN SHARED MOBILITY WE INTERVIEWED

Jimena pardo

Jimena Pardo, Carrot Founder women in shared mobility

Jimena Pardo is the Managing Director and Founder of Carrot Carshare in Mexico. Located in Mexico City where intense traffic and long commutes are a part of most citizens daily lives, Jimena is well-aware of the need for carshare in her city as well as around the globe’s metropolises. 

Pam Cooley

pam cooley carshare hfx

Pam Cooley is the founder of Carshare Atlantic. She is also a professional facilitator specializing in fostering collaboration and facilitation of multi-stakeholder challenges. For over 30 years she has been known as a “practical visionary” and has launched and has facilitated many successful social/entrepreneurial endeavours. 

Victoria Carter

victoria Carter co-founder cityhop

Victoria Carter is the Co-Founder of Cityhop, a New Zealand carshare program. Also a carshare advocate encouraging the public to become #onecarless, Victoria speaks with Councils and Government to help them recognize the beneficial impact of carshare.

MICHIKO NAMAZU

Michiko Namazu

Michiko Namazu is a Ph.D. researcher for Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. 

See our first series of women in shared mobility interview here.

After speaking to these women in shared mobility, we are very optimistic about the future of carsharing. Want to talk more? Contact us!

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