From: Future of Mobility Club
Date: March 9
Subject: 💥 Urban Mobility for Women Empowerment - FoM Newsletter #25

Newsletter #25 - Future of Mobility Club

🛑 Cities and how they are designed, are not gender-neutral. Many studies reported that daily mobility is more complicated for women than for men. The most common things such as the location of bus stops, or how well-lit streets are, can greatly affect women's movements. The future of mobility must gurantee freedom of movement and gender-equal access to public spaces. As mobility enthusiasts and future leaders, we play a role in building gender-equal smart cities. Enjoy the read and Happy International Women's Day 🎉

👉 Club's Upcoming Events
[Soon] - BCG x Automotive (15/03). Only 6 years after finishing his MBA, Jeet Brahmandam became partner at BCG Detroit. He will talk about the transformation of the automotive sector. 
[You still have time] - Bolt (01/04).  Alex Prokofjev, Director of Corporate Development at Bolt and MiF09, will be talking about his career in "the hottest unicorn in Europe". Bolt is growing, very fast. And recruiting, very fast too.

Top news & reports

✊ Women move differently - what everyone working in mobility should know

Published last year by the WEF, this article highlights different mobility use cases in which women are discriminated from traveling at night to moving between business meetings downtown.
Great article to realize that we're not quite there (yet!). 

Full Article

💥  Chinese Ride-Sharing Giant Didi Plans Entry Into Europe

After ousting Uber out of China in 2016, Didi starts attacking Europe. Beijing-based Didi is considering rolling out ride-sharing services in markets that could include the U.K, France and Germany. 

Shares in rival Uber slumped 3.7% following the announcement. 

Full Article

🇨🇳  Tesla vs Tiny Cars

They cost between $600 and $2,500; drivers can charge them the same way they would a cell phone; they are slow and nicknamed "elderly transport vehicles". Yet, they are part of the future of mobility and are addressing an enormous market.
Please welcome, Chinese tiny cars. 

Full Article 

🔋 Ford, Jaguar, Volvo, to sell only electric cars by 2030

Ford will stop selling cars in the UK and Europe with any form of internal combustion engine by 2030, in the most ambitious regional electrification target of any big manufacturer.

In parallel, Volvo, and Jaguar, also announced a similar objective. (2025 for Jaguar). The shift to EVs is really happening. 

Full Article

🗣 Right to the city: Urban mobility for women empowerment

Improved mobility not only broadens women’s economic and social opportunities, but also plays an important role in curbing urban congestion and environmental damage.

Great article highlighting the gendered perspective of transport.  

Full Article

Podcast: Mind the Mobility Gap: Accessible Mobility 

Women of Tier is a monthly podcast series hosted by TIER Mobility that highlights professional women who exemplify profound leadership skills, hard work, and humility in the workplace. We picked the episode on accesible mobility but we would recommend you to check their library

Listen here.

📈 Metrics of the week 

With big car manufacturers announcing their objective to sell electric vehicles [only] in less than 10 years, this graph from Statista is useful to visualize the share of plug-in electric vehicles in new passenger car sales across the world. 

Mobility's event

How to Sell Cities on Sustainability - 10th March

With cities’ growing focus on environmental impact, we will discuss how micromobility providers can create programs to support sustainability efforts in order to win more permits. Speakers include Sarah Badoux, Head of Sustainability at Voi. 

Register here.

Hybrid electric vehicle innovation - 16th March

This virtual summit will bring together the world’s leading experts to help you understand the technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the HEV.

Register here

Jobs to be done

🇬🇧  UK 🇬🇧
🇪🇺  EUROPE 🇪🇺
🌍  Rest of the World 🌍
Do you want to share a nice job offer? Please email our Co-President, Julien:


🌐  Future of Mobility x LinkedIn - Follow-us
Every Tuesday is #DreamJobTuesday on our LinkedIn page. Follow-us to access exclusive job opportunities, and connect with our network of alumni, speakers and partners (Bolt, McLaren, Deloitte ViaVan, AirTaxi, Capgemini...)

🤩  Future of Mobility x Instagram - Follow-us
Get access to (1) latest articles on mobility, (2) last mobility startups' funding, (3) job opportunities. 

Club's upcoming events (coming soon)


NEW DATE! Speaker Event with Jeet Brahmandam, Partner at BCG!

Monday, March 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Dear Future of Mobility Members,

The Future of Mobility Club and the Consulting Club are proud to welcome Jeet Brahmandam, Partner at BCG.

Jeet is a Partner in the Detroit office and a core member of the Automotive & Mobility Practice. He has led multiple projects focused on strategy, connectivity and product creation across OEMs.

He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Jeet is the Recruiting Partner and Diversity & Inclusion lead. Prior to joining BCG, he spent eight years in the automotive industry.

Jeet will talk about his views on the future for auto manufacturers, key trends and what is top of minds for his clients. He will also touch upon recent engagements and how BCG is supporting their clients to transform their business and tackle present and upcoming challenges.

Furthermore, Jeet will discuss summer and full-time opportunities at BCG in the US and globally, and will share some tips on how to improve your chances of breaking into BCG and the Automotive and Mobility Practice.

Hope to see you (virtually) there!

Your Future of Mobility ExCo



A career in the "hottest unicorn in Europe": meet Alex Prokofjev, Director of Corporate Development at Bolt Technology

Thursday, April 1
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Private Location (rsvp to display)
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Dear Future of Mobility Members,

The Future of Mobility Club is proud to welcome Alex Prokofjev. Alex Prokofjev (LBS MiFFT2009) is the Director of Corporate Development at Bolt Technology, a leading EMEA mobility platform with 50+ million users in 40+ countries. Bolt's services include ride-hailing, micromobility and food and package delivery. Alex joined Bolt in 2020 after a 13-year career in investment banking, to drive strategic initiatives including fleet transition; partnerships; financing; and M&A.
Bolt, valued at $1.9 billion in the latest round, is selected as the Europe's hottest unicorn in the Europas Tech Startup awards last year.

Alex will talk about his life at an exciting startup after a career in investment banking, the fast-changing landscape of urban mobility, and the future of Bolt.

Hope to see you (virtually) there!

Your Future of Mobility ExCo