International Women’s Day: TfL events encourage women to join transport and engineering sectors

TfL is encouraging women to consider joining the transport sector and engineering roles through a number of events and activities.

While progress has been made to encourage more women into these sectors, TfL is working hard to continue making the industries more inclusive and representative, particularly in operational roles.

TfL is actively working to improve representation at all levels within its business through a range of different interventions. These include providing and promoting initiatives that encourage women to enter the transport sector, as well as addressing any barriers that prevent women from advancing to senior and higher-paying positions, particularly in operational areas.

Today, TfL is hosting the final of its schools challenge, Innovate, which has seen students design an innovation that could help TfL deliver on its vision of being a strong green heartbeat for London. The winning innovation will be announced at today’s ceremony and will include a panel discussion hosted by senior women leaders from TfL and the engineering sector to mark International Women’s Day. They will discuss their experiences of working in transport, to inspire more young people and particularly girls to consider careers in transport and engineering.

The London Transport Museum is hosting a Museum Late: Women on the Move today, which will spotlight the jobs women do to keep London moving, the journeys they have taken to get there, and will explore women’s diverse experiences of travelling and working in the capital.

TfL’s efforts to encourage more women to consider careers in transport and engineering are ongoing and throughout March, TfL’s internal Women’s Colleague Network Group is hosting several events to encourage more women to seek new opportunities in more male-dominated areas such as engineering and technology.

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