CIHT will be celebrating women in transportation and International Women in Engineering Day 2019 by running an online social media campaign. 

Women in Transport 2019

How can you get involved

  1. Encourage you to download and print the below card,
  2. Complete the sentence (using a marker pen please),
  3. Take a photo or video of yourself or your team holding the card at your workplace during w/c 17 June and share why they love working within the transportation sector.

Your pictures and videos can then be shared with CIHT via our social media pages on LinkedIn and Twitter by using the hashtag #INWED19 and @CIHTUK. This will help us to celebrate all the good reasons you chose a career in transportation and help us to inspire others to consider careers in the industry!

Please send your videos and pictures to communications@ciht.org.uk before Friday 14 June 2019 to take part.

Women in Transport campaign card

 

Podcasts

You can listen to a series of special podcasts exploring topics such as how best to recruit to attract a more diverse workforce in highways and engineering, the importance of STEM Ambassadors and whether universities should reconsider entry requirements for engineering degrees. To listen to the podcasts, click here.

STEM Ambassador

"I only recently became a CIHT STEM Ambassador in January 2017. However, it has proven to be a very rewarding experience. I am dedicated to inspiring the next generation into STEM and I am specially focused on breaking stereotypes and encouraging young women to broaden their career perspectives.

I usually jump at the opportunity to carry out any activity in girls-only schools. As a result of my enthusiasm for this, I have been asked by specific schools to return to give extra talks around the construction, transportation and highways industry and the different opportunities that are out there.

Laura Menendez Gonzalez

I find doing STEM activities really rewarding. The best feedback you can get is seeing how pupils start thinking differently and considering things outside of their comfort zone. They often act spontaneously and so if they are giving you positive feedback you know it is genuine!"