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
After receiving the prestigious honour at the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, Anna Delvecchio MCIPS, Commercial Account Director at Amey and the co-lead of the recent Rail Sector Deal, spoke to Tara Nolan, Junior Editor of Global Railway Review, on how she plans to encourage more diversity in the transport industry.Read More
Vice president, Sonya Veerasamy talks about launching a second year of Advance, our mentoring programme supporting the professional development of Women in Transport members.Read More
Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have confirmed their continued support to tackle the under-representation of women in the transport sector workforce.
Ruth Cadbury MP was re-appointed as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport at the group’s AGM on 18 December 2018.Read More
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.Read More
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 decreasedRead 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 2018Read 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.