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.Read More
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.Read More
The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Women's Engineering Society are conducting a major survey of engineers working in the UK.
The purpose of the engineering census is to gather information about how engineers across different industries are progressing in their careers in the UK. With a significant skills gap in engineering, it is imperative that qualified and capable engineers are supported sufficiently to allow them to reach their true potential.
Please support this survey by sharing with your organisation and colleagues on social media.Read More
Do you have a highways innovation? Enter the Intelligent Infrastructure or Civils and Materials Innovation Challenges at Highways UK by the 31 July to showcase your innovation and get support to develop your bright idea.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
46 individuals from the UK’s thriving Transport & Logistics industry have been announced today as finalists in the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme including Women in Transport board members, Neil Pepper and Mailys Pineau.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Ministers across the Department for Transport (DfT) have written to industry leaders calling on them to take action to increase the availability of opportunities across the sector to women. Drawing this together, the DfT announced that it will shortly be holding a major round-table to look into the barriers preventing women from joining the sector.Read More
Women in Transport board member, Jo Field, has been nominated for the inaugural Inspirational Woman in Public Affairs list. The list is being curated by Women in Public Affairs and Policy Mogul, ahead of International Women’s Day.Read More
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.Read More
Our second event of 2019 focused on the challenges and opportunities of major infrastructure projects that involve development over and near rail sites in central London. The technical talk was generously hosted by Robert Bird Group in their Southwark office and attended by more than 80 men and women across the transport sector.Read More
In an event to mark International Women’s Day 2019, the Transport Committee, Women in Transport and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Transport have invited to Parliament women from across the transport sector to encourage them to engage with Parliamentary Committees.Read More
Women in Transport board member, Anna Delvecchio has been nominated for the Women Leaders Association’s Remarkable Woman Award. This nomination follows Anna being named Woman of the Year by the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2018.Read More
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.Read More
The North East gave a warm welcome to Women in Transport earlier this month at the exclusive Northern Counties Club. The event marking the celebration and launch of our first regional hub outside London, was led by Nexus, the organisation that provides, plans and promotes public transport in the North East of England.Read More