the women in rail awards
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The Women in Rail Awards showcase and reward individuals and companies (large or small) who have made a significant contribution to improving gender balance, diversity and inclusion in the UK railway industry.

The first Women in Rail Awards took place on 19 April 2018 to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the official launch of the Women in Rail group. The event was sold out in just 8 weeks and over 350 entries were received. In 2019 the event moved to a larger venue to accommodate the demand received for attendance and again reached capacity, demonstrating our industry’s commitment to supporting the Women in Rail agenda and rewarding those companies and individuals who work hard to improve gender balance, diversity and inclusion in our sector.

The Judges commented that “It was truly inspirational reading about the achievements and dedication of the nominees. There is a real sense of recognition at all levels across rail that growing diversity in the workforce is how our sector will grow and prosper.”

The Women in Rail Awards are attended by a cross section of the UK railway industry, including key stakeholders and decision makers, infrastructure providers, operators, manufacturers, rolling stock companies, technical consultancy companies and suppliers to name a few.

It was wonderful to see so many successful women in rail celebrating women. Its uplifting to see the diversity of the roles that women now undertake within the rail Industry. I believe other Industries could take a leaf from how successful our industry is for that very reason. It's amazing to see how far the rail industry has come!

Charmaine Kerr

Rail Delivery Group

Absolutely fabulous event, great fun and a truly wonderful celebration on women in the rail industry - world-class!

Anne-Marie Hoyle

TXM Consult

The Women in Rail Awards is a great evening focused entirely on celebrating diversity within our industry. We still have a long way to go but events like this convince me that we will get there.

Jane Fisher


A great event to promote the wonderful females in this industry which has been male dominated for years. This event really showcases the great work women do and the opportunities there are in the rail sector.

Anika Shenfield


The Intuitive Talent Solutions Team were delighted to attend the Women in Rail Awards again this year, our guests had the best time celebrating the progress being made in the Rail industry towards a more diverse and inclusive working environment - and it was fantastic to see so many of our industry friends joining in with the fun!

Nina Lockwood

Intuitive Talent Solutions