Amélie Cossé and David Hart, directors at Momentum Transport Consultancy have been named as finalists in the 2020 everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards.
The awards, in their 13th year, aim to uncover female role models, identify male agents of change and transform industry perception.
Amélie, co-founder and director of Momentum Transport Canada, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘international inspiration’ award – a new award for 2020 which will be presented to a woman working outside of the UK and Ireland that is a role model for women in her community.
David has been shortlisted in the ‘male agent of change’ category, which is awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.
Roy McGowan, director at Momentum said: “We’re really proud of Amélie and David for their achievement of being named as finalists in this year’s everywoman awards. Over the past two years Amélie has single-handedly founded Momentum’s North American business and set it on a steep and successful growth curve. This is remarkable, but that Amelie has achieved this from a standing start, in a new country, and initially with no staff or external network is both exceptional and inspirational.
“David continues to direct Momentum’s HR function, and has worked closely with our HR team to improve opportunities for women. Women make up 47% of the UK workforce and we’re proud that women make up 43% of our Momentum team (versus a transport sector average of 20%). In our 2019 graduate intake, six of the seven graduates were female engineers, transport planners and modellers. David is also an active member of the Women in Transport network, of which Momentum is proud to be a corporate member. He has been a mentor on Women in Transport’s Advance Mentoring Programme since its inception two years ago and I know feels it is a huge privilege to be involved.
“Amélie and David are shortlisted amongst illustrious transport and logistics professionals – congratulations and good luck to all of the finalists!”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in central London on 6 October 2020 (subject to government guidelines).
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Further information on the 2020 everywoman awards is available at:
More information on Women in Transport, of which Momentum is a corporate member, is available at: https://www.womenintransport.com/
Momentum is a leading integrated, people-first transport consultancy. Founded in 2012 the company creates transport strategies and solutions that inform, integrate with and are integral to every aspect of the built environment today and for the future. Focusing on the emerging, universal and critical issues facing development Momentum works with clients to address the multi-faceted challenges of the industry and to create forward-looking solutions. The company’s three core areas of specialism in planning, insight & analytics and engineering are bound together by a shared vision to improve the environments we live, work and play in. The company works in markets including commercial, cultural and heritage, education, major events, masterplanning, public realm, residential, retail and stadia and venues.
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Momentum Canada provides transport consultancy services, including building operations modelling, highway studies, transport masterplanning and pedestrian studies to architects, planning consultants and developers in North American cities. The company was formed in June 2018.
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