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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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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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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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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Women in Transport celebrates International Women's Day in Parliament

Women in Transport celebrated International Women’s Day early in the Houses of Parliament. In a joint event with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women in Transport and the Transport Select Committee, around 60 senior women from the transport sector attended to share their expertise with the aim of increasing female representation in the Transport Select Committee’s work.

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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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