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 decreased Read 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
I’m the owner of a boutique consultancy specialising in stakeholder engagement, policy, public affairs and gender diversity for the transport and infrastructure sectors.
We’re currently involved in stakeholder engagement for a range of large, and small, transport infrastructure schemes, as well as research and campaigns for non-profits in the sector. We also advise transport companies on how to achieve a more gender-balanced team.
We’re a start-up, so my job involves anything and everything, from working in the business to developing it. Read More
Last month 15 of our members headed to Acton to find out more about London Underground's Emergency Response Unit.
Dennis Hindley, the ERU's Duty Manager, set up a fascinating behind the scenes tour which gave us a real insight into the incredible work carried out by the dedicated team of specialists who respond to critical problems and emergencies on the Transport for London network. Read More
I’m on the Project Management graduate scheme at Transport for London. The scheme consists of four 6 month rotations in different areas of the organisation – placements undertaken to date include: Integrated Stations Programme (London Underground), Building Surveying (Commercial Development) and Crossrail 2. Read More
I started my professional journey at KPMG in Canada over 10 years ago and moved to the UK on what I thought would be a two-year audit secondment. Nearly eight years later I’m still here and I’ve developed a passion for London and a passion for transport! Read More
It is no secret that the transport industry faces many challenges and one of them is changing people’s perceptions of what we are and what we do. Engineering also faces the same challenge. There has been a notable movement in an attempt to increase the number of women in the industry. But, says Katie Abraham, if we want to see young girls become passionate about transport and engineering, do we need to address the misunderstood preconception? Read More
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