Working across the regions to support our members

Across the Women in Rail network we have eight regional teams who are critical in ensuring we deliver continued and tailored support to our members and the wider UK rail industry through the provision of a local support network.

Our groups not only provide a forum for members to connect with sector peers on a local level but also, more widely, help to support continuous industry outreach. Through our regional networking opportunities, development workshops and events, we look to bring together our memberships of like-minded individuals, ensuring we provide support and further develop their own professional opportunities.

London was our first regional group to launch and has contributed towards some landmark achievements for the industry. Recently, the group announced its new steering committee, which will help further shape the future direction of Women in Rail in the capital and will develop events and workshops for the region.

The announcement of our new London steering committee follows the launch of WR Scotland earlier this Spring. At the launch the former Equalities Secretary Angela Constance, MSP, noted that up to £670 million per year is contributed by the rail industry to Scotland’s economy, and it is fantastic to have strong representation in Glasgow through our regional team to provide further support to our members.

As a charitable organisation which looks to help bridge the skills gap and celebrate gender diversity within the rail industry, our regional network is key to achieving this, and it is fantastic to see the great strides our members and our industry has made this year.

About the author:

General Counsel at Angel Trains, Adeline Ginn founded Women in Rail in 2012 and is the Chair of the organisation. Women in Rail was created to improve gender balance, diversity and inclusion in the UK rail industry.

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