Women in Transport 

CIHT's Women in Transport Hub is the go-to place for women in transport and those who are looking to get into the sector. As a platform, it informs, inspires, and connects women and men to facilitate and drive a more inclusive and diverse highways & transportation industry.

      


 

International Women's Day 2022 #Breakthebias 

The Chartered Insitution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is proud to celebrate all the wonderful women that work in the highways, transportation and infrastructure services sector. International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people.

CIHT has been at the forefront of advocating for greater Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across the highways and transportation sector. Recent examples have been our new EDI Strategy. The 5-year long 'shifting the dial' strategy aims to #breakthebias and outlines an ambitious strategy that will use CIHT's position as a strategic influencer and leader in the transport sector to effect change.

The signatories to CIHT's Diversity and Inclusion Charter also believe that a commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to reflect the communities we serve. To celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion within the sector we have introduced a new ‘EDI Initiative of the Year’ award to the CIHT Awards 2022. This award recognises employers or individuals that have implemented or been involved in an EDI initiative of merit.

 

Traditionally women have been underrepresented in the sector. However, at this time CIHT is uniquely positioned in the sector, with both a female Chief Executive and President. Alongside 4 women on the Board of Trustees and 5 Regional Chairs.

Since its birth in the early 1900s, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, International Women’s Day has grown from strength to strength annually and this year is no different as CIHT continues to encourage more women to consider careers in highways and transportation.

Find out more about International Women's Day here and read CIHT's 'Shifting the dial' strategy here.


 

International Women in Engineering Day 2021

CIHT celebrated International Women in Engineering Day 2021 by spotlighting a number of selected CIHT women members who are #EngineeringHeroes and asking them the questions that need answering.

       

#INWED21 Features of Women in Engineering (& Transport Planning)

      

Agnieszka Jezierska MSc, CEng, MCIHT, MAPM, Principal Project Manager at Norman Rourke Pryme

Agnieszka Jezierska MSc, CEng, MCIHT, MAPM, Principal Project Manager at Norman Rourke Pryme

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Catherine Downes EngTech MCIHT, Senior Technician at Amey Consulting

Catherine Downes EngTech MCIHT, Senior Technician at Amey Consulting

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Dr Marie Kanayan CEng MCIHT, Senior Project Manager at Coventry City Council (Waterman Aspen)

Dr Marie Kanayan CEng MCIHT, Senior Project Manager at Coventry City Council (Waterman Aspen)

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Molly Hoggard, Graduate Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald

Molly Hoggard, Graduate Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald

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Marie Godward, Graduate Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald

Marie Godward, Graduate Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald

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Laura Brooks BA (Hons) MCHIT MTPS, Transport Planner at WSP

Laura Brooks BA (Hons) MCHIT MTPS, Transport Planner at WSP

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Our CIHT Regional Chairs and Women in Engineering

       

Julie Hunt BSc CEng CEnv MICE MCIHT, regional Chair CIHT Cymru Wales

Julie Hunt BSc CEng CEnv MICE MCIHT, regional Chair CIHT Cymru Wales

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Dr Sally Barnett, MCIHT and regional Chair CIHT East Midlands

Dr Sally Barnett, MCIHT and regional Chair CIHT East Midlands

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Our CIHT regional Chairs and Women in Transport Planning

     

Sarah McDonagh, regional Chair CIHT Republic of Ireland

Sarah McDonagh, regional Chair CIHT Republic of Ireland

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Veronica Yu, MTCP MCIHT MRTPI and regional Chair CIHT Qatar

Veronica Yu, MTCP MCIHT MRTPI and regional Chair CIHT Qatar

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Anna Craciun, regional Chair CIHT North West

Anna Craciun, regional Chair CIHT North West

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Upcoming CIHT Events with Women in Transport

   

CIHT News with Women in Transport

    

Blogs by and for Women in Transport  


 

CIHT Podcasts

Our monthly podcasts ‘CIHT Podcast’ and ‘Let's Talk Transport: CIHT Young Professionals Podcast’, explore a range of relevant issues for transportation professionals, including matters around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Below are a selection of podcast episodes which focus on ‘Women in Transport’. To view all podcasts, click here.


 

CIHT Webinar Library

Whatever your specialism or level of experience, our webinars are designed to broaden your knowledge, develop your career, enable you to access best practice and provide you with a 360 degree view of the latest developments in the sector. Webinar recordings are exclusive to CIHT members.

Please find below a selection of webinars with a focus on Women in Transport and EDI.

  • Understanding women’s travel and employment needs: The DIAMOND Project - 9 June 2021
  • Future of Transport - The Importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - 19 May
  • Queering Public Space - 18 May 2021
  • 'From inclusion to diversity within Highways and Transportation': Changing perceptions - 1 April 2021

   

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TP Magazine Articles

CIHT's monthly Transportation Professional Magazine, exclusive to CIHT members, provides its readers with diverse updates from the highways & transportation industry. Please click on the button below to access the member exclusive selection of articles that highlight women in transport and their contributions to the sector.  

    

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Past CIHT Campaigns 

      

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

To support the day, to celebrate the role of women in STEM disciplines and examine the key issues we asked leading CIHT STEM Ambassadors the key questions we as a sector need answered. Please find links to their features below. 

     

Laura Menendez Gonzalez, Senior Engineer, WSP

Laura Menendez Gonzalez, Senior Engineer, WSP

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Tanya Preston, Civil Engineer & Technical Copywriter, Engineered Copy

Tanya Preston, Civil Engineer & Technical Copywriter, Engineered Copy

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Hazel Fraser, Director, The Training Folk Ltd

Hazel Fraser, Director, The Training Folk Ltd

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Daisy Atkin, Transport Planner, AWP

Daisy Atkin, Transport Planner, AWP

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Joanna Lyon, Group Director, WSP

Joanna Lyon, Group Director, WSP

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. As part of #NAW2021, CIHT highlighted up-and-coming apprentices from the highways & transportation industry. We spoke to Mott MacDonald Transport Planning Apprentice Lydia JenningsAECOM Trainee Technician Hannah Brough and FM Conway Graduate Engineer Vickie Bathe to find out more about their journeys as apprentices in the industry.

     

    

Lydia Jennings, Mott MacDonald

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Hannah Brough, AECOM

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Vickie Bathe, FM Conway

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Mentoring 

Giving your time to help others can be incredibly rewarding. We spoke with Arup Transport Planner and CIHT Young Professional of The Year 2021 Kate Lodge about her work as a mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation.

Kate Lodge, Transport Planner, Arup

Kate Lodge, Transport Planner, Arup

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