Women in Transport’s Autumn Reception put the spotlight on our progress on gender parity. We spent a lively evening discussing what has been achieved so far, our future aspirations and how we can progress on gender parity. The event, on a subject that raises many questions, emotions and challenges, attracted more than 100 guests and was generously hosted by Arup.
Our panel of speakers, representing different decades of work experience and backgrounds included:
Isabel Dedring, Global Transport Leader at Arup
Arooba Noor, Apprentice Transport Planner at Transport for London
Chelsea Dosad, Associate Director, Infrastructure Advisory Group at KPMG
Sinead Trudgill, HR Director at Network Rail, and
Mark Lomas, Head of EDI at HS2
The Power Road bridge, which carries the four lane A406 North Circular Road over the railway, is being replaced by Transport for London and the HOCHTIEF UK project team. This is a critical section of the TfL network at the junction of the M4/A4 and both the North & South Circular road. The project has involved major challenges; not least keeping the A406 open with 3 lanes while works were being carried out and keeping disruption to a minimum.
Women in Transport were delighted to be invited to take a tour of the site and learn more about this £35m project which began four years ago and is due to be completed by summer 2019. Read More
You may recall a while ago that we asked Women in Transport members to encourage their children to participate in Transport for London's (TfL) children’s book competition, telling the stories of Women in Transport. It was organised in partnership with British book printing institution Clays and is part of the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity, marking the centenary of the first women in the UK winning the right to vote.
The competition, which included three different age categories, asked children to use their imaginations to draw a picture or write a story about how women at TfL keep London moving.
From more than 600 entries, from all over London, TfL has just announced the winners. Read More
Women in Transport is delighted to announce that applications are now open for Advance - our mentoring programme designed to support the professional development of Women in Transport members.
Mentoring is a powerful tool to support career development at a time when representation of women in the transport has decreased Read More
Congratulations to Women in Transport board member, Lauren Sager Weinstein, who has been presented with the award of UK Chief Data Officer of the Year by CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders.
This is the second accolade Lauren has achieved in one month, having just been named by Data IQ as the 7th most influential person in the data driven business. Read More
London’s leading river operator is crewed by an all-female team to mark International Women’s Day 2018 Read More
Women in Transport is supporting a new pledge that promotes greater diversity of employment in the transport sector, developed by The Mayor’s Fund for London and Joseph Rowntree Foundation, specifically aimed at increasing the representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic talent in the transport workforce in London. Read More
It was a landmark moment for Women in Transport last week as we joined our Advance mentors and mentees for training with EW Group.
The Advance mentoring programme is a pilot scheme that Angela Gainsford, Christine Hurley and I have been collaborating on for a year. It was wonderful to see this work culminate in a boardroom full of talented women, working across the transport sector, passionate about the industry and committed to progressing their careers. Read More
Applications are now closed for the Advance mentoring programme. Thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to submit an application to be a mentor or mentee. We will be contacting all the applicants at the end of next week to confirm their place for the training session on 22 November. Read More
It's official WTS London is now Women in Transport! This move allows us to project a brand identity that is clear for our members, supporters and collaborators whilst continuing to offer the same membership benefits. Our mission as Women in Transport is to to be an independent, professional network showcasing the diversity of careers in transport, providing access to senior decision makers and supporting the professional development of women working in transport. Read More
Women in Transport is delighted to announce the launch of Advance - a mentoring programme designed exclusively to support the professional development of our members and sponsored by ENGIE and TXM Recruit. Applications to be a mentor or mentee are open until 31 October 2017. Read More
Women in Transport has been working closely with Government to advance women in transport and profile the wonderful range of careers in our industry. We are actively sharing our expertise with the Strategic Apprenticeship Taskforce's Diversity Group. Read More
We are pleased to announce the continued support from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport to tackle the under-representation of women in the sector. Ruth Cadbury MP was re-confirmed as Chair of the APPG on 12 September 2017 and we planned our next programme of events in Parliament to support women in transport. Women in Transport is delighted to be continuing to provide secretariat support to the APPG. Read More
Transport for London (TfL) has been awarded the WTS London Employer of the Year Award for its commitment to gender diversity. The Award was launched by WTS in 2014 to recognise businesses that have shown the greatest support of women in the transport industry. Read More
WTS London president Camilla Ween has captivated the world by demonstrating in her book, Future Cities: All that Matters, how cities can best serve another burgeoning urban transformation. And through her work with WTS London, she’s also doing so much more. Read More
Rachel Skinner, the Past President of WTS London, has been named as one of the top 50 Women in Engineering in a list published by the Daily Telegraph on National Women in Engineering Day. Read More
The new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport was launched with close to 200 senior representatives from across the transport sector in July 2016. Women in Transport is delighted to be providing secretariat support to the new APPG. Read More
Jo has been nominated for the Everywoman Industry Champion of the Year Award which will be presented to the individual who is an active champion for the industry, playing a vital role in attracting and retaining women in transport and logistics. Read More
Our response to the Government’s manifesto commitment to require larger employers to publish gender pay information. These regulations will cover private and voluntary sector employers in England, Scotland and Wales with at least 250 employees. Read More