From driving trams to managing the diverse 250+strong workforce, the contribution women are making to the successful operation of West Midlands Metro has been celebrated at an event to mark International Women’s day. (Wednesday, March 8).
Female colleagues were invited to a special breakfast at the Metro’s Wednesbury depot to reflect on, and celebrate, how the transport sector has changed in recent years.
Sophie Allison, the first female leader of West Midlands Metro , explained: “With women in all departments within Metro, I am proud that we are increasing diversity and the representation of women in all areas of the business.
“The light rail industry is traditionally a male-dominated sector, but it now offers a wealth of career opportunities for women who are enjoying success in very senior roles.
“This trend is set to continue, and within our own team I am proud to work alongside women who represent a diverse mix of ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and religions.”
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Embracing Equity’. Through our plans for future expansion, we will continue to provide opportunities for all, embracing diversity as we grow.
“As we are looking towards the opening of new extensions, culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, race or religion will never be barriers to a rewarding career within the Metro team,” Sophie added.