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Jo Field named among 100 of the most inspirational and influential women in Westminster

11 March 2022 | JFG Comms

 
JFG Communications is proud to announce that once again, our Founder and Chief Executive, Jo Field, has been named as one of 100 high-profile women in Westminster.

Women in Westminster: The 100 celebrates the outstanding achievements of women in public life, by recognising one hundred women who have achieved excellence in their sector in the world of Westminster, ahead of International Women’s Day.

Jo was chosen by a panel of key figures who have extensive experience throughout Westminster, and made the final 100 from a long list of parliamentarians, civil servants, journalists, public affairs specialists, political commentators and many others.

Commenting on the accolade, Jo Field said

“I’m honoured to once again be named among such inspirational women in the Women in Westminster: The 100 list. 

“This is a great way to celebrate the achievements of women in politics and 
I’m proud to be a part of the growing number of women working in and around Westminster.

“Public affairs plays a crucial role behind the scenes by engaging audiences, empowering campaigns and informing public debate. It’s fantastic to see both my hard work, and that of my team at JFG Communications, being recognised in this way.”

Having already been named in the inaugural Women in Westminster list in 2020, Jo was this year included for the pivotal role she has played in influencing transport public affairs. 

Working with industry group, Women in Transport, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Transport, Jo co-authored a whitepaper looking at gender perceptions and experiences working in transport. The whitepaper identified significant differences in women’s and men’s perceptions of gender issues while working in transport. The report, backed by parliamentarians, made recommendations for Government and the industry to take forward. Jo was elected as President of Women in Transport shortly after the report’s publication, and brings to the role her passion for gender equality at a time where it is central to the transport industry’s recovery from the pandemic, to help address the skills shortage and enable the industry to build back better.

Jo joined women named among the 100, along with Parliamentarians and campaign patrons, to celebrate at a reception in the House of Commons on 7th March.
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About Jo Field

Jo Field is the Founder and Chief Executive of JFG Communications, a public affairs consultancy specialising in stakeholder engagement, political communications, and diversity. JFG works with customers in the transport, infrastructure and construction industries.  

Named among the top 100 most influential women in Westminster and the top ten most inspirational women in public affairs, Jo has almost 20 years of experience in helping companies engage their stakeholders, build advocacy for their plans, and inform and influence public policy.

Jo is especially passionate about addressing women’s under-representation in the transport sector and was recently elected as President of Women in Transport, having been a Board member since 2015.  It was her passion that saw her win the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Industry Champion Award in 2016, for playing a vital role in attracting and retaining women in transport and logistics.

Before founding JFG, Jo worked at Transport for London for almost a decade, where she built and led the company’s award-winning stakeholder engagement team.

Jo is also a Trustee of Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

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