Road safety campaign Driving for Better Business (DfBB) is teaming up with not-for-profit group Women in Transport and marking International Women’s Day by launching a year of videos, podcasts and features.
DfBB, now a National Highways programme, said that while women make up 47% of the UK workforce they remain underrepresented in the transport sector, accounting for only 20% of workers. ‘However, this is changing steadily, and women are represented at every level.’
Senior road safety policy adviser Anne-Marie Penny (right) said: ‘This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the thousands of women who work in this sector, from CEOs of large multinational corporates, national and local government officials, directors of influential safety charities, freelancers, apprentices and everything between.
'Transport – like all areas of life – benefits from a diverse range of influences to best serve everyone.’
You can hear a podcast featuring an interview with Ms Penny here.
Women in Transport is a promotional, professional-development and support group that provides a varied events programme with access to thought leaders, senior stakeholders and professional trainers. As the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group for women in transport, it seeks to work with the Government to increase the representation of women in the sector.
CEO Sonya Byers (below, right) said: ‘We are delighted to be teaming up with the National Highways Driving for Better Business programme to celebrate women’s achievements in the transport and fleet industry over the coming year.
‘With this year's International Women's Day theme of #BreaktheBias, we have a wonderful opportunity to raise the visibility of talent we have at every level of transport from women just starting their career to senior leaders - and to showcase the diversity of opportunity in the transport sector.’