Women in Bus network
The Women in Bus network launched in 2019. The purpose of the network is to create an authentic workplace where women feel free to bring their true selves to work and to help support the women already in the industry as well as encouraging more women to join.
There is a companywide Go-Ahead target to increase female representation in bus from 11% to 20% by 2025. The network provides visible role models to colleagues and provides a forum for women to raise issues, share experiences and support each other.
At Brighton and Hove & Metrobus we have launched the Women Behind the Wheel campaign and other companies within the Go- Ahead group have designed apprenticeship schemes to encourage more women into the bus industry.
We are very fortunate at Brighton & Hove and Metrobus to have Rebecca Kite working for us. Not only is Rebecca a driving instructor, she is also Vice Chair for the Women in Bus network for the Go-Ahead group.
To read more about Rebecca’s journey from trainee bus driver to driving instructor and Vice Chair for the network click on this link.
We are also delighted to announce that we have two everywoman in Transport & Logistics finalists working at Brighton and Hove & Metrobus.
Kirstie Bull, Operations Manager at Conway Street Depot is a finalist for excelling in her role for customers and Vicky Doyle, Head of Marketing and Communications as a finalist for the title of Industry Champion. We find out the results in October and wish them both the best of luck.