The Psychology of Successful Women podcast with Shona Rowan explores the mindset, behaviour and success strategies of high-achieving women.

Shona Rowan is an inspirational speaker, high-performance coach and founder of The Psychology of Successful Women – Career Acceleration Program and podcast. Shona works with women all over the world to accelerate their careers, boost their performance and maximise their success – according to what success truly means to them. She also works with global companies to support, develop and retain their female talent  via practical workshops, inspirational events and high-performance coaching sessions.

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In this episode, Sonya Byers, Chief Executive of Women in Transport joins Shona to share her tips for success.

Sonya talks to us about: 
• Practical strategies for resilience, self-care and balancing different roles
• 3 powerful tips for accelerating your career and boosting your success in business
• The importance of clear boundaries and how to say no without feeling guilty
• How to build a strong and supportive professional network
• The career advice she would have given her younger self

About Sonya
Sonya has enjoyed a diverse and varied career starting out in transport planning before multiple management roles at organisations including a diversity and inclusion consultancy; global energy and facilities group; multi-brand recruitment agency;  transport startup, Top 20 accountancy firm and a global engineering group.

Sonya has been a member of Women in Transport (WIT) for 12 years and was a board member for 7 years, before being appointed to her current role as CEO in January 2019. WIT is a dynamic, not-for-profit association that supports the professional development of women working in transport through networking, mentoring and raising awareness of the opportunities in the sector. 

Links mentioned

Women in Transport:


 @transportwm and @veerasamy_sonya

 @transportwmn and @shadowcatconsulting