Jo is one of 22 inspirational role models within the transport and logistics industry to reach the 2016 awards finals.
The Everywoman Awards aim to highlight the breadth of career opportunities within the transport industry, particularly for women. Those shortlisted are excellent examples of this with careers ranging from engineers to warehousing managers and HGV drivers.The awards celebrate the women who really shine, whether they are rising stars at the beginning of an exciting career journey or in senior roles sharing their success stories created over several years.
Jo has been nominated for the Industry Champion of the Year Award which will be presented to the individual who is an active champion for the industry, playing a vital role in attracting and retaining women in transport and logistics.
Jo has certainly been doing just this with the initiatives she has introduced to WTS London since joining the board a year ago.
As well as being a driving force for WTS London, and a mother of two young children, Jo is Head of Campaigns, Communications and Engagement at Transport for London. Her role involves managing TfL’s reputation, leading campaigns and building stakeholder support, partnerships and advocacy from business, industry, passenger representatives, consumer groups statutory watchdogs, disabled people’s organisations, charities and campaign groups. Jo also leads the communications and engagement for all TfL’s major planning projects and its £3.4bn commercial development programme.
Jo has over 10 years senior management experience and has built support and advocacy for high profile national infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 1, the Tube upgrade and the 2012 Games.
Jean Gowin, Managing Director, Jeanius Consulting and Dana Skelley OBE, Director of Asset Management, Transport for London have also reached the finals for the Industry Champion Award.
The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony attended by over 300 industry leaders on 26 May 2016 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Maxine Benson, MBE, co-founder of everywoman, comments, “the transport industry seeks to enhance its image as one that offers exciting opportunities to all women, from young women entering the workforce to those returning after a career break. This year’s finalists are the role models who demonstrate the industry is open to all backgrounds and skill-sets and that it welcomes talented and ambitious women. We know these finalists will inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
Congratulations Jo and we wish you every success at the Awards Ceremony.
For further information please visit www.everywoman.com/tlawards