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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Caroline Arnold, Executive Coach, led an interactive workshop exclusively for members providing practical tips on overcoming some of the challenges women can face in their career - particularly when working in a male dominated industry such as transport - by increasing their confidence. Read More
On Wednesday 10 May 2017, WTS London had the pleasure of welcoming Mary Jane Boholst who shared her secrets of successful networking at an event generously hosted by the Rail Industry Association. Read More
This unique opportunity for children to experience the Track Hazard School and see behind the scenes at Stratford Depot was provided by honorary WTS London member and supporter, Neil Pepper MBE who is the Night Safety Manager for Transport for London (TfL). Read More
Crossrail is the biggest infrastructure project in Europe. It will deliver an additional 10 per cent rail capacity for central London in 2018, carrying 200 million passengers a year. A group of members glimpsed behind the scenes on a site visit to the new station being constructed at Canary Wharf as part of the scheme. Read More