The industry celebrates International Women’s Day

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Every year the industry comes together to celebrate the woman in our industry. Richard Sharman looks at some of the stories from the day, which took place on Tuesday 8 March

This year’s International Women’s Day has been by far the biggest in terms of coach and bus operators putting in some real effort to celebrate the woman in their businesses. Social media, in particularly LinkedIn, featured multiple stories about women in the industry and varied roles that they undertake.

Go-Ahead Group

In a video released on International Women’s Day, a cross-section of women from across Go-Ahead’s companies discussed why they love working in transport, and the opportunities they have to progress their own careers in both bus and rail. The video features women from different countries in a variety of roles, and ranging from newcomers to the highly experienced.

Cathrine Elgin, Managing Director of Go-Ahead Norway, said: “I was the first female Managing Director in the Go-Ahead Group. So there are no barriers. Just do what you want and if you’re good at it, there’s nothing holding you back.”

Chermaine Russell, a driver with Go-Ahead London, said: “I have recently passed my passenger transport qualification. I know that whatever I do want to become, I can be it in Go-Ahead.”

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