The global dearth of women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) is proving hard to overturn. However, as a highway engineer, and a recent new member of Women in Transport, I am taking my commitment to leadership to the end of the earth after being chosen as a Homeward Bound participant. I am bracing myself for a year-long programme and an expedition to Antarctica, and I want to share this innovative programme with you all.Read More
Returning for its 12th year, this established industry event is continuing its mission to uncover female role models, identify male agents of change and transform the industry perception.
With Brexit approaching the industry is set to face a period of uncertainty and change. With this in mind, it is more crucial than ever to have a multi-skilled workforce to manage this change and to build a team of balance and productivity.Read More
After receiving the prestigious honour at the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, Anna Delvecchio MCIPS, Commercial Account Director at Amey and the co-lead of the recent Rail Sector Deal, spoke to Tara Nolan, Junior Editor of Global Railway Review, on how she plans to encourage more diversity in the transport industry.Read More
Vice president, Sonya Veerasamy talks about launching a second year of Advance, our mentoring programme supporting the professional development of Women in Transport members.Read More
Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have confirmed their continued support to tackle the under-representation of women in the transport sector workforce.
Ruth Cadbury MP was re-appointed as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport at the group’s AGM on 18 December 2018.Read More
Recently Women in Transport members gathered in the Rail Delivery Group’s offices in London Wall for an evening seminar and workshop on ‘Managing Stress & Anxiety,’ led by John Manning .
Jon Manning is the Managing Director of Arthur Ellis Mental Health Support, a not-for-profit organisation he founded, following his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, to train management, employees, parents, children and teachers how to identify and tackle mental health issues.Read More
This time last week, we gathered together with our members and supporters at Lewis Silkin in Chancery Lane for our annual mince pies and networking event to celebrate another very successful year for Women in Transport.Read More
Women in Transport’s Autumn Reception put the spotlight on our progress on gender parity. We spent a lively evening discussing what has been achieved so far, our future aspirations and how we can progress on gender parity. The event, on a subject that raises many questions, emotions and challenges, attracted more than 100 guests and was generously hosted by Arup.
Our panel of speakers, representing different decades of work experience and backgrounds included:
Isabel Dedring, Global Transport Leader at Arup
Arooba Noor, Apprentice Transport Planner at Transport for London
Chelsea Dosad, Associate Director, Infrastructure Advisory Group at KPMG
Sinead Trudgill, HR Director at Network Rail, and
Mark Lomas, Head of EDI at HS2
The Power Road bridge, which carries the four lane A406 North Circular Road over the railway, is being replaced by Transport for London and the HOCHTIEF UK project team. This is a critical section of the TfL network at the junction of the M4/A4 and both the North & South Circular road. The project has involved major challenges; not least keeping the A406 open with 3 lanes while works were being carried out and keeping disruption to a minimum.
Women in Transport were delighted to be invited to take a tour of the site and learn more about this £35m project which began four years ago and is due to be completed by summer 2019.Read More
You may recall a while ago that we asked Women in Transport members to encourage their children to participate in Transport for London's (TfL) children’s book competition, telling the stories of Women in Transport. It was organised in partnership with British book printing institution Clays and is part of the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity, marking the centenary of the first women in the UK winning the right to vote.
The competition, which included three different age categories, asked children to use their imaginations to draw a picture or write a story about how women at TfL keep London moving.
From more than 600 entries, from all over London, TfL has just announced the winners.Read More
At the recent Aviation Festival in London, to support diversity in both the transport and travel and sectors, Women in Transport members were invited to attend a Women in Aviation Mixer.
Not only was this an excellent opportunity to meet people in a range of roles across the travel and transport industries but we also got to hear inspiring speeches from Bonny Simi, President of Jetblue Ventures and Chris Browne, Chief Operating Officer of Easyjet.Read More
Women in Transport is delighted to announce that applications are now open for Advance - our mentoring programme designed to support the professional development of Women in Transport members.
Mentoring is a powerful tool to support career development at a time when representation of women in the transport has decreasedRead More
Recently, a small group of Women in Transport members had the privilege of being invited to a preview of the new Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station, before it opens its doors to the public in December this year. We were also very fortunate to be accompanied for part of the tour by the Project Manager, Lih Ling Highe, who gave us a real insight into her work with Crossrail over the past 9 years.Read More
Women in Transport members gathered at Momentum Transport Consultancy’s offices for an evening seminar led by Tamsen Garrie on ‘Learning the Art of conversation’.
Tamsen opened her talk by pointing out that conversation is a skill that can be acquired and refined, and that we can all benefit from it by creating environments and relationships conducive to success.Read More
Camilla Ween is a Harvard Loeb Fellow and a Built Environment Expert at the Design Council. She is an architect and urbanist. Camilla worked for Transport for London for 11 years advising on the integration of transport with land use development and policy. She is currently a director of Goldstein Ween Architects, working on urban planning and transportation projects world-wide for public and private sector clients.Read More
Last month MPs and diversity champions from across the transport sector celebrated International Women in Engineering Day in Parliament.Read More
Once again, thanks to our hosts Arriva, we were able to offer members the chance to try their hand at driving a London bus. This very popular event has now become a fixture on the Women in Transport events calendar and we can safely predict all places being snapped up in twenty minutes.
On a sunny summer morning we were met at Tottenham Hale, by Nisha Ladkea, the Arriva instructor, who drove us in the double decker training bus to Edmonton Bus depot where it was the turn of members to get behind the wheel.Read More
I am a project manager responsible for the delivery of transport planning and highway design inputs to planning applications, masterplans and feasibility studies. As I work in a private consultancy this involves liaising with clients, design teams and local authorities and, internally, coordinating the efforts of multi-disciplinary teams.Read More
At this stage in my career I’m usually either leading a team of architects and assistant architects and interfacing with other disciplines, or managing a multidisciplinary team to deliver transport related projects. I also occasionally help on bids relevant to my skills and/or experience.Read More
Last month, Women in Transport held its first event in partnership with Women in Health and Safety when nearly 200 men and women gathered at UBM's headquarters to enjoy an evening of networking, a lively panel discussion and some breath-taking views over St Paul’s and the Thames.Read More