In-Depth Focus: Workforce Diversity & Inclusivity
22 March 2023
The Workforce Diversity & Inclusivity In-Depth Focus in Intelligent Transport Issue 1 2023 features articles from Go South West, Keolis North America and Govia Thameslink Railway discussing the importance of creating an environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential and feel welcomed, valued and free to be their authentic selves, as well as why DEI efforts must go beyond focusing only on closing the gender gap by also considering a range of other important factors, too.
Included in this Workforce Diversity & Inclusivity In-Depth Focus, which was first published in Issue 1 2023:
- Embracing neurodiversity on West Country buses
Carolyn Giles, Head of People & Operations at Go South West (part of The Go-Ahead Group), provides exclusive insight into the steps that the operator is taking to support its colleagues with neurodiverse characteristics – including through its internal forum, ‘Go Well’. By opening up the conversation, Go South West hopes to create an environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential and serve their communities.
- Building transit systems around people
Nichole Gladney, Keolis North America’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), shares her insight into the workforce of tomorrow, and discusses how Keolis’ approach to improving DEI goes beyond just closing the gender gap by also considering factors such as work policies and practices, equal pay, work-life balances and personal development and growth opportunities.
- Enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the public transport industry
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all colleagues feel welcomed, valued and free to be their authentic selves. For Intelligent Transport, Zoey Hudson, Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at GTR, discusses the work that the company is doing to build a diverse and inclusive workforce that is not just meeting targets, but is one that will ultimately make GTR a stronger and better business.
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