Just a few weeks remain to nominate your stars at the 2022 Women in Rail Awards.
Launched in 2018, the Women in Rail Awards aim to showcase and reward individuals and companies (large and small) who have made a signiﬁcant contribution to improving gender balance, equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK railway industry.
There are nine awards available for nomination, to include four individual and five team categories. For full criteria information, please visit the Women in Rail Awards website.
This year sees change to Award Categories including;
● The Best Training or Development Programme Award (replacing the previous Best Apprenticeship Scheme and Best Graduate Programme Awards), to showcase all schemes which allow employees to progress within their careers, shows evidence of staff retention and/or an increased percentage of employees as a result of the scheme.
● Introduction of tiered Top Employer Awards (under and over 250 employees) to showcase the working practises implemented in both SME and larger companies who have taken proactive steps to embed an inclusive culture (specifically towards female retention).
● Introduction of The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award, launched in line with the Women in Rail Railway Industry Association EDI Charter, to showcase those organisations, teams or individuals who have developed a strong and successful approach to EDI.
A tenth category has been reserved to recognise an unsung hero, who have continuously gone above and beyond their day job to support others within their workplace or local communities. The winner of The Adeline Ginn Women in Rail Award will be selected by the internal Women in Rail Team, including the Board of Trustees and Regional Groups.
Nominate today and help demonstrate our industry’s commitment to supporting the Women in Rail agenda by celebrating those companies and individuals who work hard to improve gender balance, equality, diversity and inclusion in our sector in line with the objectives of the joint.
The event is attended by a cross section of the UK rail sector, including key stakeholders and decision makers, infrastructure providers, operators, manufacturers, rolling stock companies, technical consultancy companies and suppliers, to name only a few.
For more information on the Women in Rail Awards 2022, including how to secure your table or sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Women in Rail website.
The awards takes place at the Roundhouse on 19 May 2022.