We are delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Brighton & Hove Buses commencing 1 August 2019. The company has sponsored corporate membership for 30 women across the business providing access to our membership benefits including networking, events, mentoring and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport. They are also supporting next year’s APPG and joining our three incumbent sponsors to support our Advance 2020 mentoring programme.Read More
Over 35 members from Women in Transport attended ‘The Power of Persuasion: Enhancing your influence with Critical Business Stakeholders’ workshop on Thursday 18th July. This was facilitated by Mark Sharratt from Dale Carnegie Training and sponsored by Jacobs at their fabulous new office at the Cottons Centre in London Bridge, with its amazing views of the riverside.Read More
Women in Transport member, Becki Cox tells us about her fascinating and unusual role as a Principal Technical Advisor aka “professional pedestrian” at Living Streets. As Becki is about to move to Glasgow to study for a PhD, Living Streets is seeking a replacement for her role, read on to find out more about her role and how to apply.Read More
The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Women's Engineering Society are conducting a major survey of engineers working in the UK.
The purpose of the engineering census is to gather information about how engineers across different industries are progressing in their careers in the UK. With a significant skills gap in engineering, it is imperative that qualified and capable engineers are supported sufficiently to allow them to reach their true potential.
Please support this survey by sharing with your organisation and colleagues on social media.Read More
Do you have a highways innovation? Enter the Intelligent Infrastructure or Civils and Materials Innovation Challenges at Highways UK by the 31 July to showcase your innovation and get support to develop your bright idea.Read More
Our CEO, Sonya Veerasamy, reflects on a month packed full of activity for Women in Transport. We kicked off June with our joint APPG Summer Reception, held our quarterly board meeting, Anna Delvecchio made history, a team took on the Big Transport and Logistics Challenge and we ended the month celebrating International Women in Engineering Day with a brilliant members event hosted by Atkins.Read More
A team of 10 members from Women in Transport competed in a series of physical, mental and skill-based challenges as part of the very first Big Logistics and Transport Diversity Challenge hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). More than 300 industry professionals participated in the event on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at Newark Showground to celebrate the Institute’s centenary year and promote the benefits of a diverse workforce to the transport and logistics sector.Read More
In recognition of International Women in Engineering Day, we welcomed a line up of three fantastic women working in transport and focused on the importance of putting people at the heart of transport infrastructure design, at an event hosted by SNC Lanvalin’s Atkins.Read More
We were delighted to be present at the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. This year's glittering event, held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on 13th June, celebrated 14 winners. The 2019 winners revealed a wide and diverse range of career experiences and journeys, demonstrating the huge number of opportunities and possibilities in the transport industry. We were also delighted to see a number of Women in Transport members in this year’s finals.Read More
Steve Griffiths joined Women in Transport as a mentor for the Advance 2019 cohort. He has since been a regular at networking events and joined our team for the Big Transport and Logistics Diversity Challenge in June. Here Steve discusses his experience as a mentor and his career advice for people working in transport.Read More
Our most recent board member, Dorcas Ariyo-Francis, Volunteer Engagement Lead, talks about her work in the transport industry, how she got into the transport sector and how she would encourage more young people to pursue a career in the industry that she loves.Read More
This Sunday marked the sixth International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). This international awareness day raises the profile of women in engineering, celebrates their success and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. We’re delighted to share a series of great videos produced for INWED 2019 featuring Women in Transport member, Milda Pladaite from Hochtief UK, who is a civil engineer talking to our Patron and CEO of Crossrail, Mark Wild.Read More
An unexpected bonus when we recently visited London Underground's Emergency Response Unit (ERU) was the opportunity to meet two senior women in transport who shared their career experiences and advice with our members; Kerri Rogan, Head of London Underground Network Command, and Chief Inspector Lisa Garrett of the British Transport Police.Read More
Anna Delvecchio, one of our brilliant Women in Transport board members, has received unique recognition from the Rail Supply Group at the London Transport Museum. Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail and trustee of the Museum, along with Rail Minster Andrew Jones, unveiled a portrait of Anna at a Rail Supply Group Reception on 17 June 2019. Anna’s picture will now hang in the museum to inspire future generations of engineers and transport professionals.Read More
2019 is the DfT Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Workforce (STAT) Year of Diversity for logistics and transport. STAT is a voluntary, cross-sector industry body that has been given the responsibility for promoting awareness and access to apprenticeships, sector diversity and transport as a career.
Launching the Year of Diversity at Portcullis House on 30 May, senior representatives from across the transport and logistics industry were asked to sign a pledge and help build a tool-kit for the future of inclusion in the sector.Read More
Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport gave the keynote speech at the joint summer reception of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport and the APPG for Infrastructure (APPGI), saying increasing the number of women in the transport workforce is vital. The Secretary of State addressed APPG members and an audience of around 100 industry representatives from transport and infrastructure at the event held at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London last week.Read More
Last month, we headed out to Reading for our first Spring Reception outside London. It was an inspirational evening with a keynote from Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair of Network Rail, followed by a panel discussion focusing on supporting career advancement for frontline and operational staff with women from across the transport sector who have direct experience of the issues, challenges and opportunities.Read More
When we think of engineers it’s often the civil and structural types that come to mind. Last month, a lucky group of Women in Transport members had the opportunity to meet some of the hidden engineering heroes who help keep London moving on a visit to the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) at Acton.Read More
46 individuals from the UK’s thriving Transport & Logistics industry have been announced today as finalists in the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme including Women in Transport board members, Neil Pepper and Mailys Pineau.Read More
Neil Pepper MBE, Night Construction Manager in Renewals and Enhancements at London Underground and board member for Women in Transport, shares his five tips for becoming a better male ally. Neil is our membership lead at Women in Transport and an incredibly supportive, kind and generous male ally totally committed to advancing women working in transport and encouraging more young people into careers in transport.Read More