Women in Rail launching a new regional branch in Wales

Women in Rail, the charity created to support women in UK rail and improve gender balance in our sector is launching its eighth new regional group, Women in Rail Wales (WRW).

The launch of WRW will take place on the 26th June at 12 noon, at Cardiff Vale Business Centre. Attendees will hear from a panel of female senior leaders, each of whom will be sharing their own experiences and career journeys, and their thoughts on how to improve diversity in rail in Wales.
The new group is led by Jo Seabright, Marketing Consultant and rail franchise bid specialist. Jo recently led the launch campaigns for the new Transport for Wales Rail Services.

Adeline Ginn, Founder and Chair of Women in Rail observed “Women in Rail Wales is an exciting opportunity to reach out to our members in Wales and offer them a platform to expand their professional and personal network locally and through development workshops and access to our unique cross-industry mentoring programme, enable them to receive the support they need in their professional development and growth. I am truly delighted Jo is leading this new regional group.”

Talking about the launch, Jo Seabright commented, “This is a really exciting time for the rail industry in Wales, with significant transformational plans well underway, resulting hundreds of new roles being created over the next few years. There are so many opportunities for everyone to begin a career in Wales, or return to the industry. It is the ideal time to inspire women from all backgrounds to get involved and help contributing to attracting, developing and retaining female talent in UK rail.”

The launch of Women in Rail Wales will be sponsored by Transport for Wales Rail Services.

To find out more about Women in Rail Wales or to register your interest in becoming a member email wr@womeninrail.org. For more information about Women in Rail visit http://womeninrail.org/