In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay, a member of ATU Local 113’s Women’s Committee sat down with Irma James, the TTC’s first black female streetcar operator, to discuss her story.

Irma shared her experience of applying for the job and the feeling of knowing she was paving the way for future women to work at the TTC.

Thank you, Irma, for breaking a glass ceiling so that more women and women of colour would feel comfortable operating buses, streetcars, and trains.