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Rail firms drive young female ambition

[ November 30, 2022   //   ]

Rail firm Freightliner joined other co-sponsors at Wolverhampton Station on 30 November to celebrate the launch of a new children’s book, My Mummy is a Train Driver.

As the title suggests, it is aimed at breaking down gender stereotypes in the rail industry.

As well as representatives from co-sponsor companies – GB Railfreight, West Midlands Railway, London North-western Railway, DB Cargo UK Ltd, MTR Elizabeth line, Arriva, South-eastern Railway, Great Western Railway and C2C –pupils from local Graiseley Primary School joined the celebrations and were treated to a reading of the book by co-author Jason Bryan.

Produced by independent publisher Butterfly Books, My Mummy Is A Train Driver is the ninth in a series of children’s books that aim to promote diversity and inclusion and tackle gender biases across a myriad of industries – from plumbing and nursing to engineering and firefighting.

Freightliner – a subsidiary of US-based a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming – is also an established member of WORK180 as an Endorsed Employer for Women. WORK180 pre[1]screens employers before they can advertise jobs against a set of criteria; including pay equity, flexible working, women in leadership and paid parental leave.

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