Transportation Industry Veterans Promote Greater Workforce Diversity reports that five of the women transportation professionals who talk about their careers in 2015’s Boots On the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom, including HNTB’s Mary Jane O’Meara, told a recent, male-dominated  conference session that workplace diversity has both business and moral benefits. The website notes, “The transportation sector . . . is facing the same challenge as construction: drawing women into the business and keeping them from leaving. Females represent only . . . 12% of the transportation industry, but they make up 47% of the total U.S. workforce.”