Women in Rail celebrated its 10th anniversary on 12 April, marking a decade of providing a platform to encourage female participation in the historically male-dominated rail industry.
Founded by Adele Ginn MBE, Women in Rail gained charity status in 2016, and brings together an array of volunteers and supporters working to transform the way the rail industry is perceived and offering to support to help women carve out careers.
More than 60 workshops and events take place each year, including professional development workshops covering issues such as mental health, career guidance, wellbeing, management skills and personal development as well as social events which are free to all.
WiR Chair Christine Fernandes said: ‘Today marks 10 years since Women in Rail was launched! Our 10th Anniversary is a time to celebrate the progress that has been made in improving gender balance, equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK rail industry.
‘I would like to extend a huge thank you to our fellow members and supporters - and a special thanks to our founder, Adeline Ginn MBE.
‘Whilst the Women in Rail charity has already delivered significant impact to improve awareness and support there is more work to be done. We need to showcase the industry’s full potential to inspire people to choose a career in rail by embracing diversity and inclusivity and redressing the gender balance to fill our ever-growing pipeline with the best talent.
‘Here's to the next 10 years, as we continue to inspire change and improve the rail industry for all!’