Transport for London Mentoring (1)

MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


a) How many female Transport for London employees have had a mentor in the last 24 months? b) How many are planned for the future? c) How many of these staff who have had mentors have moved up in pay/grade?


Transport for London Mentoring (1)

Transport for London Mentoring (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The figures below relate to Transport for London (TfL) leadership development programme mentoring partnerships initiated in 2018 to date:

a) Thirty-five (45%) of the 78 mentees are female. This compares to 24% of all TfL staff who are female.

b) Future mentoring numbers will be based on: Individuals identified as a priority for mentoring at that time; mentoring requests received; and mentor availability.

c) Of the TfL mentees promoted during the 12-month period to October 2018, 67% were female. This compares to 36% of all staff promoted during that period who are female.

A record of locally arranged mentoring partnerships is not kept centrally.

Seven female TfL employees are also taking part in the mayoral Our Time initiative launched this year which pairs high potential women with senior management level champions to help to open up the professional networks, opportunities and contacts often needed to progress within workplaces.