Women in Rail awards celebrates excellence

The winners of the 2022 Women in Rail awards

The fifth Women in Rail Awards took place on 19 May at the Roundhouse in Camden, with ten awards presented across individual, team and corporate categories.

The Adeline Ginn Women in Rail Award was presented to Angel Trains Legal Secretary, ODL & Insurance Manager Jacqueline Harrington and CS2 Team Secretary Sigourney Doyne for their integral parts in Women in Rail.

The Female Apprentice of the Year award was won by Mott MacDonald Apprentice Civil Engineer Elaine Yip, while the Rising Star category was scooped by TXM Group and Hitachi Rail Mod Technician Jasmine Waller.

BAM Nuttall Divisional Director Huw Jones was top of the Inspirational Man of the Year section, and Mott MacDonald Divisional Training & Development Manager Celia Morris topped the Inspirational Woman of the Year award. The Equality Diversity and Inclusion Award was won by ScotRail EDI Manager Karen Wallace.

In the corporate sections, Skills 4 Limited won the Best Training or Development Programme, TransPennine Express the Social Inclusion award, ETS – Egis Transport Solutions the Top Employer of the Year award (under 250 staff) and Southeastern the same section for companies with more than 250 employees. 

Women in Rail Chair Christine Fernandes said: ‘It was a fabulous evening and so well supported by the industry. This year, yet again saw a tremendous diversity of entries. Congratulations to all the winners and shortlist it really just goes to demonstrate what an amazing and talented industry we have.’

More than 300 entries were submitted for the judges, with many from male allies nominating female co-workers.