Brighton & Hove Buses partners with Women in Transport

We are delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Brighton & Hove Buses commencing 1 August 2019. The company has sponsored corporate membership for 30 women across the business providing access to our membership benefits including networking, events, mentoring and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport. They are also supporting next year’s APPG and joining our three incumbent sponsors to support our Advance 2020 mentoring programme.

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Member Insight - Becki Cox

Women in Transport member, Becki Cox tells us about her fascinating and unusual role as a Principal Technical Advisor aka “professional pedestrian” at Living Streets. As Becki is about to move to Glasgow to study for a PhD, Living Streets is seeking a replacement for her role, read on to find out more about her role and how to apply.

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Working together to support women in transport

Our CEO, Sonya Veerasamy, reflects on a month packed full of activity for Women in Transport. We kicked off June with our joint APPG Summer Reception, held our quarterly board meeting, Anna Delvecchio made history, a team took on the Big Transport and Logistics Challenge and we ended the month celebrating International Women in Engineering Day with a brilliant members event hosted by Atkins.

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Women in Transport at the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Award

We were delighted to be present at the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. This year's glittering event, held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on 13th June, celebrated 14 winners. The 2019 winners revealed a wide and diverse range of career experiences and journeys, demonstrating the huge number of opportunities and possibilities in the transport industry. We were also delighted to see a number of Women in Transport members in this year’s finals.

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Transform the Future

This Sunday marked the sixth International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). This international awareness day raises the profile of women in engineering, celebrates their success and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. We’re delighted to share a series of great videos produced for INWED 2019 featuring Women in Transport member, Milda Pladaite from Hochtief UK, who is a civil engineer talking to our Patron and CEO of Crossrail, Mark Wild.

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Women in Transport board member Anna Delvecchio makes history with inclusion at London Transport Museum

Anna Delvecchio, one of our brilliant Women in Transport board members, has received unique recognition from the Rail Supply Group at the London Transport Museum. Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail and trustee of the Museum, along with Rail Minster Andrew Jones, unveiled a portrait of Anna at a Rail Supply Group Reception on 17 June 2019. Anna’s picture will now hang in the museum to inspire future generations of engineers and transport professionals.

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Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce launches Year of Diversity for Logistics and Transport.

2019 is the DfT Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Workforce (STAT) Year of Diversity for logistics and transport. STAT is a voluntary, cross-sector industry body that has been given the responsibility for promoting awareness and access to apprenticeships, sector diversity and transport as a career.

Launching the Year of Diversity at Portcullis House on 30 May, senior representatives from across the transport and logistics industry were asked to sign a pledge and help build a tool-kit for the future of inclusion in the sector.

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Women in Transport Needs You!

Last month, we held our Annual General Meeting bringing together our board and members to discuss our journey so far and future plans for Women in Transport. In this blog, Sonya Veerasamy discusses our journey from WTS London to Women in Transport, our future plans and how members can get involved as our network continues to grow.

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Women in Transport welcomes new partnership with Eurovia UK

On International Women’s Day, Women in Transport is delighted to announce a new partnership with Eurovia UK. The partnership demonstrates Eurovia UK’s commitment to improving and encouraging diversity in their own businesses and across the transport sector. The partnership will see 30 free memberships offered by Eurovia UK to women, and men, across its business.

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Supporting future women leaders - a new toolkit

Women in Transport is often approached by businesses looking for practical ways to support and advance women in the transport sector. The Our Time toolkit is a free resource launched by the Mayor of London, developed in collaboration with Deloitte and the Greater London Authority functional bodies, to do just this. The Mayor would like to see it adopted across workplaces in London.

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Inspirational ATA Female Pilots Honoured

Hatfield based bus company, Uno Buses, commemorated the inspirational women of the Air Transport Auxiliary at the launch of its new bus brand tigermoth on Monday 4 February 2019. The ladies broke into the all-male world of military flying, something that is now cited as an important chapter in both aviation and women's history and remains an inspiration to a new generation of women and girls.

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