Congratulations to Women in Transport board member, Lauren Sager Weinstein, who has been presented with the award of UK Chief Data Officer of the Year by CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders.
This is the second accolade Lauren has achieved in one month, having just been named by Data IQ as the 7th most influential person in the data driven business. Read More
We ask our Vice President, Sonya Veerasamy, some questions. Get to know her more by reading the insight! Read More
We ask our board member Neil Pepper some questions. Get to know him more by reading the insight! Read More
Sonya Veerasamy was delighted to kick off International Women’s Day, with a few of the Women in Transport tribe, at a fabulous breakfast event hosted at Weston Williamson + Partners.
She ws treated to an awesome line up of speakers including Victoria Hills, CEO at Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), Sharon Young, Principal Project Engineer for the Step Free Access Programme at Transport for London (TfL), Kaye Stout, Partner at PTE Architects and Eugene Healy, Senior Associate at Weston Williamson + Partners. Read More
London’s leading river operator is crewed by an all-female team to mark International Women’s Day 2018 Read More
We were delighted to join HS2 for the external launch of its Gender Balance Staff Network hosted at the National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham on 20 February 2018. The Gender Balance Staff Network is co-chaired by Marny Moruzzi and Bridget Jackson who, having launched the Network to HS2 staff in both London and Birmingham, decided to reach out to the wider community to share best practice and to build a mutually supportive network of contacts within the communities HS2 serves. Read More
Mailys Pineau reports on the Women in Transport Winter Reception where over 100 guests from across the transport industry gathered at KPMG in Canary Wharf to hear a panel discussion on the thought provoking theme of data and decision making. Our panel of experts in the field shared their views on innovative uses of data to help make better business decisions, a challenge faced by many organisations in the transport sector. Read More
Earlier this month 15 members of Women in Transport headed to TfL's Service Control Centre at Neasden to experience what it’s like to work in trains and service control on the Jubilee line.
It was a really fun and interesting afternoon where members got the opportunity to operate a train in the Tube cab simulator, take a real cab journey down the Jubilee line from Wembley Park to Stanmore and tour the service control centre at Neasden. Read More
Women in Transport is supporting a new pledge that promotes greater diversity of employment in the transport sector, developed by The Mayor’s Fund for London and Joseph Rowntree Foundation, specifically aimed at increasing the representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic talent in the transport workforce in London. 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 a landmark year for Women in Transport. Read More
Having the skills to do a job is crucial, but having the motivation to carry it out over a long period is equally important and often overlooked. We can all perform at a reasonably high level when we’re not particularly motivated for a short while but long term this becomes a problem. Dorota Konieczna reports on Mark Terrell's workshop on Motivational Maps. Read More
It was a landmark moment for Women in Transport last week as we joined our Advance mentors and mentees for training with EW Group.
The Advance mentoring programme is a pilot scheme that Angela Gainsford, Christine Hurley and I have been collaborating on for a year. It was wonderful to see this work culminate in a boardroom full of talented women, working across the transport sector, passionate about the industry and committed to progressing their careers. Read More
The focus of the Women in Transport Autumn Reception was addressing the gaps in skills needed for the next generation of major infrastructure projects. Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail, led a lively discussion panel comprising Michèle Dix, Managing Director of Crossrail 2, Karima Khandker, Head of Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy and Tricia Nelson, Partner, Transport & Infrastructure at EY. Read More
Diversity is good for business. EW Group launched their Inclusive Culture Pledge this month which will provide free support in 2018 to pledging companies who are committed to progressing their diversity and inclusion agenda. In this guest blog, Rachael Wilson, MD of EW Group shares five businesses that are communicating their diversity imperative in a way which is clear and relevant to the business, gaining buy-in from people at all levels. Read More
Audrey Ezekwesili is a member of Women in Transport, a registered change management practitioner and founder of Facilitate4Me Ltd. In this guest blog, Audrey discusses how women should proactively seek, embrace, and empower supportive men as allies to support their professional development. Read More
Applications are now closed for the Advance mentoring programme. Thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to submit an application to be a mentor or mentee. We will be contacting all the applicants at the end of next week to confirm their place for the training session on 22 November. Read More
It's official WTS London is now Women in Transport! This move allows us to project a brand identity that is clear for our members, supporters and collaborators whilst continuing to offer the same membership benefits. Our mission as Women in Transport is to to be an independent, professional network showcasing the diversity of careers in transport, providing access to senior decision makers and supporting the professional development of women working in transport. Read More
Women in Transport is delighted to announce the launch of Advance - a mentoring programme designed exclusively to support the professional development of our members and sponsored by ENGIE and TXM Recruit. Applications to be a mentor or mentee are open until 31 October 2017. Read More
Women in Transport has been working closely with Government to advance women in transport and profile the wonderful range of careers in our industry. We are actively sharing our expertise with the Strategic Apprenticeship Taskforce's Diversity Group. Read More
Hosted at Jacobs Engineering Group overlooking the stunning Tower Bridge, Tamsen Garrie shared her method for transforming a team from a work group to a team through her team alignment method in an engaging and practical workshop. Read More