The Power of Persuasion: Enhancing your Influence with Critical Business Stakeholders
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

The Power of Persuasion: Enhancing your Influence with Critical Business Stakeholders

Our ability to sell our ideas and to persuade others enhances our influence and impact within the organisation and can help raise your profile as a valued contributor to the business. Based on time-tested principles, this workshop, run by Dale Carnegie Training, will explore how you can become more influential, both internally and with your key stakeholders across the business.

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Autumn Reception: Creating the customer centric organisation of the future
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Autumn Reception: Creating the customer centric organisation of the future

With the rapidly increasing pace of global change and the growing complexity of everyday life, businesses must have one foot in the present and one foot in the future to deliver competitively superior customer experiences.

At this event a panel discussion will focus on what is a good customer experience (cx), challenges faced by specific sectors of the transport industry, the role of technology in cx and what transport organisations are doing to enhance cx at the moment.

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The ENGIE Business Challenge at the Great South Run.
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

The ENGIE Business Challenge at the Great South Run.

Would you like to get fit, raise money for charity or simply have fun as a team? Why not be part of the 2019 ENGIE Business Challenge at the Simplyhealth Great South Run?

This very popular 10 mile run takes place in Portsmouth on Sunday 20 October 2019.

We are delighted to invite 3 of our members to join our Women in Transport team. There is no charge for the place as our team is being funded by Engie.

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New Civil Engineer Future of Roads Conference
Jul
3
to Jul 4

New Civil Engineer Future of Roads Conference

Women in Transport is delighted to announce a partnership with New Civil Engineer’s Future of Roads conference in London on 3-4 July. As a member of Women in Transport you will receive 15% discount off the standard price. The Future of Roads is New Civil Engineer’s highly-established event for the UK Roads sector. This year's conference will explore major upcoming schemes and latest technological solutions shaping the sector, with high-level industry figures leading the debates.

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Putting people at the heart of design
Jun
27
5:45 PM17:45

Putting people at the heart of design

Together with SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins, we are delighted to invite members to an interactive evening focusing on the importance of putting people at the heart of transport infrastructure design. Our keynote speaker is Caroline Paradise, Head of Design Research at SNC-Lavalin Atkins. She will talk about the innovative human-centred design engagement process that puts well-being at the heart of building design. Before the talk, immerse yourself in a real project in the pop-up tech lab with SNC-Lanvalin’s Atkins interactive virtual reality experience. After the talk, networking over drinks and refreshments.

Image Copyright SNC-Lanvalin’s Atkins.

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New Civil Engineer Future of Rail Conference
Jun
26
to Jun 27

New Civil Engineer Future of Rail Conference

  • American Square Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women in Transport is delighted to announce a partnership with New Civil Engineer’s Future of Rail conference. As a member of Women in Transport you will receive 15% discount off the standard price. The Future of Rail conference brings together clients, engineers and designers to discuss the changes, challenges and innovation coming to the rail sector.

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Mastering Negotiation: Making Your Ask
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Mastering Negotiation: Making Your Ask

Our partner WORK180 is offering free places for Women in Transport members for their June meetup with Make Your Ask - a bold new movement founded by negotiation expert Natalie Reynolds to provide one million women around the world with the confidence and skills to negotiate effectively and make their ask.

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So You Want to Hire & Retain More Women?
Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

So You Want to Hire & Retain More Women?

You’ve been told you need to hire and develop more women into leadership roles but how do you practically go about doing this? Join WORK180 over breakfast where three industry leaders will share their insights on how a holistic approach to attracting, hiring and developing women will ensure you build a sustainable pipeline of female talent and keep them!

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London Tech Week panel: Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality in Tech
Jun
11
8:00 AM08:00

London Tech Week panel: Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality in Tech

Just 8.5% of senior leaders in technology are from a minority background, while women make up only 12.6% of board members in the sector. An opportunity to hear from a panel of Diversity, Inclusion and HR experts including the Head of HR of Monzo for a breakfast discussion on this critical challenge. This event is being hosted by our partner WORK180 with Endorsed Employer Schneider Electric London for London Tech Week.

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From Front Line to Boardroom - The Women in Transport Spring Reception
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

From Front Line to Boardroom - The Women in Transport Spring Reception

We are delighted to welcome Sir Peter Hendy as guest speaker at our Spring Reception where we will be focusing on career progression opportunities and challenges for front line and operational staff across the transport sector.

Sir Peter's speech will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues faced and how they might be addressed. This is a great opportunity to look at how the various modes of transport can work together and share best practice.

Your questions to Sir Peter and the panel will be most welcome and we expect a lively debate.

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Visit to the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Visit to the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to visit the site of the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project courtesy of Dragados. Bank and Monument stations form the third busiest interchange on the London Underground network. Improving the station is critical to keep London working and growing and is a key part of TfL's plans to increase frequency on the Northern line. Our visit will begin with a presentation from Dragados, giving an overview of the project and will be followed by a walking tour of the site.

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Visit to London Underground's Emergency Response Unit 2019
Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Visit to London Underground's Emergency Response Unit 2019

This is a unique opportunity for our members to visit London Underground’s Emergency Response Unit at Acton.

This behind the scenes tour will give you a real insight into the role of the dedicated team of specialists that respond to critical problems and emergencies on London Underground. As well as train breakdowns this can include major incidents such as derailments, passengers on the track and terrorist attacks.

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10 per cent discounts on tickets to the Rail Skills and Workforce Development Forum
Apr
2
8:45 AM08:45

10 per cent discounts on tickets to the Rail Skills and Workforce Development Forum

Women in Transport members are being offered a 10 per discount on tickets to The Rail Skills and Workforce Development Forum. This new and exciting event provides practical insight into how to overcome the critical rail industry skills shortage, exploring how to create additional incentives, including new apprenticeships schemes and programmes. This one-day event will offer the latest insight on the current skills gap and explore how to support the development of new and existing workforces. Find out how to attract new talent to the industry and how to further invest in and develop your current team and staff.

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Visit to the Tyne & Wear Metro’s Maintenance Depot
Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

Visit to the Tyne & Wear Metro’s Maintenance Depot

We are delighted to offer our members the opportunity to visit the Tyne & Wear Metro Maintenance Depot in Gosforth.

This behind the scenes tour will give you an insight into the everyday maintenance of the Metro fleet – the lifting shop, vehicle wash and the top shed which houses the on track maintenance vehicles, replacing track and moving ballast. You will also hear about Nexus’ ambitions for new fleet and possible extension opportunities for the future across the Tyne & Wear area.

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The Women in Transport Annual General Meeting 2019
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Women in Transport Annual General Meeting 2019

Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of Women in Transport where we will be reviewing our achievements during the past year and identifying future goals.

We would like to take this opportunity to bring you up to speed with upcoming events and current projects. The meeting is open to all members and is an opportunity to ask questions and get involved in our future plans. You will also meet some of our existing and new board members.

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Visit to the Transport for London Control Centre
Feb
26
10:00 AM10:00

Visit to the Transport for London Control Centre

This fascinating tour will give you an insight into how real time incidents, that are happening across the Transport for London road network, are monitored and managed.

These incidents can range from broken down vehicles and collisions to demonstrations and sporting events. You will learn about the different tools that are used to do this, such as TIMS (Traffic Information Management System), CCTV, VMS (Variable Message Signs) and UTC (Urban Traffic Control) and social media. TfL also manages the bus network, dealing with incidents and diversions as well as 12 tunnels in London.

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Over and Near Rail Development
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Over and Near Rail Development

Together with global structural engineering specialists, Robert Bird Group (RBG), we are delighted to invite members to an evening focusing on infrastructure projects that involve development over and near rail sites in central London.

RBG will present individual case studies where it has provided innovative engineering and construction technology, methodology and sequencing techniques to unlock the potential of two heavily constrained inner London sites to enrich the urban habitat and provide new spaces for development opportunities.

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Introducing Women in Transport to the North East of England
Jan
17
5:00 PM17:00

Introducing Women in Transport to the North East of England

Women in Transport has been delighted to welcome many of the women who are part of the Nexus workforce as members. We look forward to working in partnership with Nexus in setting up a branch of Women in Transport in Newcastle that will support women working in the transport sector in the North East and promote the wonderful range of career opportunities available to women in the transport industry.

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Visit to Crossrail Depot at Plumstead, South East London
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Visit to Crossrail Depot at Plumstead, South East London

Women in Transport members are being offered the opportunity to visit to Crossrail Plumstead where there is much to see and learn.

Plumstead is the rail head and base for engineering trains that are completing the Crossrail tunnel fit out. 20 types of trains are loaded and controlled each day from Plumstead.There is a fabrication yard where industry leading fabricators and fitters maintain and even build new trains. A new TFL maintenance depot is being built along with offices and railway sidings for the new Crossrail trains.

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Managing Stress and Anxiety
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Managing Stress and Anxiety

This workshop, led by Jon Manning, will provide an overview of the typical causes, symptoms and treatment of anxiety and stress. It will include simulation training enabling attendees to experience symptoms first hand, thus raising their own emotional intelligence.

Tools will be provided to give you a unique way of identifying issues early as well as strategies to manage and prevent mental health issues affecting the individual lives of your team members. You will also be provided with a self-care plan structure and ways to develop that plan in order to help yourself and others maintain good mental health

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Visit to the Power Road Bridge Project
Oct
4
9:30 AM09:30

Visit to the Power Road Bridge Project

  • Hochtief Construction Office Compound (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women in Transport members are being offered the unique opportunity to take part in a visit to the construction site of the Power Road Bridge Project.

Transport for London, together with The Hochtief project team, is replacing the Power Road Bridge which carries the A406 North Circular Road (Gunnersbury Avenue) over the railway. The final works are due to be completed by summer 2019.

As well as giving an overview of the challenging bridge installation project, the team will share best practice on how the combined TfL/HUK team (both male and female) has delivered the project and how outstanding safety standards and an inclusive work environment has been achieved.

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Are we nearly there yet? How far have we travelled on the road to gender parity?
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Are we nearly there yet? How far have we travelled on the road to gender parity?

Please joins us at the Women in Transport autumn reception which will feature a provocation from Isabel Dedring, our host and Global Transport Leader at Arup, and a response from our female panel who will share individual insights covering four decades of experience. Your questions will be very welcome and we expect a lively discussion to follow.

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Women in Aviation Networking Event
Sep
6
4:30 PM16:30

Women in Aviation Networking Event

We have teamed up with the Aviation Festival to give exclusive access to Women in Transport members to an informal networking event with Women in Aviation. With opening speeches from Bonny Simi, President of Jetblue Ventures and Chris Browne, COO of easyJet, both incredibly successful women with inspiring stories to tell, and over an hour of quality networking, this is an event not to missed.

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The Women in Transport Annual General Meeting
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

The Women in Transport Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Women in Transport where we will be reviewing our achievements during the past year and identifying future goals.

We would like to take this opportunity to bring you up to speed with upcoming events and current projects and to give you a chance to ask questions and get involved in the planning of our programme of events as well as meeting some of our existing and new board members.

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Learn the Art of Conversation
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Learn the Art of Conversation

In this talk, business growth specialist Tamsen Garrie will unveil a new and effective approach to creating rapport and building relationships that will transorm your results. Attending this workshop will enable you to improve existing relationships and to build new ones, enhancing both your professional and personal success.

You will leave with an enhanced level of self-awareness, new insight into the people you know best and importantly, a simple, but powerful tool to apply immediately, time and time again, to establish rapport quickly, engage comfortably and develop productive relationships with colleagues, clients, customers, friends and family - with ease.

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TaaS Technology Conference
Jul
9
to Jul 10

TaaS Technology Conference

10 complimentary delegate tickets are available for Women in Transport members to attend the TaaS (Transportation-as-a-Service) Technology Conference in Coventry. This event focuses on 11 key topics that surround the future of transportation and mobility. There are over 50 speakers. Your free ticket will also cover the networking dinner and refreshments. The usual price of these tickets is £695 plus VAT.

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the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Transport Summer Reception 2018
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Transport Summer Reception 2018

We’re delighted Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport, will be the keynote speaker at our summer reception hosted by Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Transport, Ruth Cadbury MP.   The event will celebrate women in the sector and consider how we inspire the next generation during the Year of Engineering.

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Drive a London Bus Event
May
12
8:30 AM08:30

Drive a London Bus Event

We are delighted, once again, to be able to offer members the opportunity to experience driving a London bus. We have arranged for this to take place on a Saturday as we thought this would be more convenient.

The training session, courtesy of Arriva, will include instruction in some operational skills, safety procedures and basic tuition in bus driving (including reversing and parking). There will be an opportunity for each individual to drive the bus within the depot.

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Breaking down the barriers to success
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Breaking down the barriers to success

Together with Women in Health and Safety, we invite you to a panel discussion where you will hear first hand about the experiences of three senior women who have built incredibly successful careers in traditionally male dominated environments and how they overcame some of the challenges they met along the way.


Mark Lomas, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at HS2 will also be talking about the innovative steps being taken at HS2 to increase female representation in the transport sector and will be joining the panel to discuss the barriers that exist for women in the industry and how they can be removed to create success for all.

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