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The Northern Power Women Awards took place in Manchester last night and celebrated the women accelerating gender diversity in industries across the North, including two members of the TransPennine Express (TPE) team.
At TPE, we’re on a mission to recruit and develop female talent. Women make up just 20 per cent of those working in the rail industry and to achieve our vision of ‘Taking the North Further’, the numbers need to change.
We employ 1,095 people across the North and into Scotland and know we have a part to play in supporting and growing the Northern economy and building a workforce that accurately reflects the communities it serves.
Participating in events like The Northern Power Women Awards are part of our long-term strategy to encourage more women into rail and promote the wide range of opportunities available. We were delighted to be shortlisted in the Large Organisation category and that two of our female leaders were listed on both the Power List and Future List.
Liz Collins, Finance Director, Power List 2018 Member
“I am absolutely thrilled to be included in this year’s Northern Power Women List and what a list it is! Some amazing women, doing amazing things and leading the way for future generations. As Finance Director for TransPennine Express I am so proud to be part of company where nearly half of the executive team is female and we are supported by many, many more senior and fabulous women across the North and I would like thank each and every one of them.”
Stacy Thundercliffe, Fleet Technical Manager, Future List 2018 Member
“I am overjoyed to be included on the Northern Power Women’s Future List for 2018. Working as Fleet Technical Manager for TransPennine Express is an incredibly rewarding and challenging job. It’s a role that some may not consider to be ‘female role’ but I have not let this stand in my way. I am supported and feel valued by my colleagues at TPE and would encourage any young women out there to follow their passions and goals whatever they may be. I am honoured to stand shoulder to shoulder with all of the amazing women in the North.”