VIDEO: Stagecoach showcases women leading the way

Stagecoach has collaborated with its internal Women’s Network to produce a video showcasing women leading the way within the company. It is also aimed at challenging stereotypes surrounding women in transport.

Featured in the video are a range of women from different areas of the business, including Stagecoach new Chief Executive Officer Claire Miles. From engineering to commercial planning, the video examples the variety of opportunities available.

“Targets such as these help Stagecoach to continue on a positive journey to improve the diversity of the transport sector” – Claire Miles, Chief Executive Officer

Claire Miles, Chief Executive Officer, said: “It was a delight to join a collection of fantastic women from across Stagecoach, demonstrating the variety of opportunities available in transport and in our business.

“Ensuring Stagecoach is an employer of choice by actively creating space for diversity and inclusion benefits not only Stagecoach but the wider transport sector. We actively promote diversity and inclusion in a variety of ways, from strategic objectives such as targeting 40% female leaders and 25% of employees from ethnic backgrounds by 2026, through to our employee led networks.

“Targets such as these help Stagecoach to continue on a positive journey to improve the diversity of the transport sector, but this can only be achieved if we champion women and inspire inclusion.”

As part of the recognition Stagecoach also reflected on the achievements of the women within its work force. Among them is Dawn Murphy, Operations Manager at Stagecoach Yorkshire’s Rawmarsh depot. B&CB featured an interview with Dawn in January (B&CB 1668, 12 January 2024). Her efforts were recognised at the UK Bus Awards 2023, winning the ‘Manager of the Year’ accolade. Those working with Dawn refer to her as an ‘industry powerhouse’ with over 44 years of varied experience.

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