Taking control of your professional development

Advance is a mentoring programme designed for women in transport by women in transport. The pilot programme opened for applications in 2017 and we are now welcoming applications for a third year. Mentoring can be a powerful tool for your professional development but it does require work, dedication and commitment as shown by the experience of Josephe Dibaya, a mentee on Advance 2019.

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Why is a lack of gender balance in transport planning an issue we must address to move forward?

Jo Ward is a Board Director of the Transport Planning Society and has written and spoken extensively about the need for more inclusivity in transport planning and its governance. In this guest blog, she discusses why a lack of gender balance in transport planning is an issue that we must address to move forward.

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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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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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