Five things you can do as a male ally – Get on board

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.

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Attracting more women in transport to your company

Did you know that 86% of women and 74% of men consider the diversity and inclusion policies of a potential employer when job seeking? Potential candidates clearly buy into the brand of their future employees. A compelling and attractive employer brand can attract more women by increasing awareness, building trust and ultimately increasing quality applications. Find out how you can identify the gaps and opportunities in your employer brand to attract more women in transport.

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Advice for women in transport and the importance of being authentic

Isabel Coman is Project Director for Skanska Costain Strabag joint venture. Isabel is a chartered civil engineer, specialising in railway infrastructure and leading complex major projects. She has 22 years’ experience in the industry, is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is a Board Director for High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL). Isabel is passionate about improving our industry’s diversity and advancing women in transport. In this blog, she shares her advice for women in transport and discusses the importance of being authentic.

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Paying it forward

Sharon Daly is the Chief Operating Officer at Steer. Sharon is accountable for the operational aspects across the company’s 20 offices in Europe, North America, South America and India. Sharon was a mentor in the pilot year of our Advance programme and has continued to meet with her mentee. In this guest blog, Sharon shares her experience of being an Advance mentor and shares her advice for women working in the transport sector looking to progress their career.

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Engineering, Misunderstood - a view from Katie Abraham

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?

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5 companies who have positioned their diversity communications brilliantly

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.

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