This coming Thursday, there’s a free lecture at St Pancras International station, and they still have quite a few tickets left.

The Rail Women Debate will examine the story of women in the rail industry, and how the industry can encourage more women to become involved in the railways.

The talk will consider how women have been involved in the railway industry from the beginning, and the impact of breakthrough moments such as the vital role of women in keeping goods and food flowing into London during both world wars.

As the rail sector faces up to a looming skills gap, accelerated by the steady climb towards retirement of much of the existing workforce, it is essential that it encourages more young people to consider a rail career. Women have a crucial role in the future of the railway, so how can the railways encourage more of them to join up?

The Chair and Panel:

The panel chair is Daisy McAndrew, the former Economics Editor and Chief Political Correspondent for ITN.

On the panel is:

  • Alison Munro, Chairman of the National College for High Speed Rail and the former Managing Director for HS2.
  • Dyan Crowther, Chief Executive Officer, High Speed One Ltd and the former Chief Operating Officer for Govia Thameslink Railway.
  • Claire Magee, Deputy HR Director for Hitachi Rail Europe
  • Jane Simpson, Head of Capital Programmes, Severn Trent Water and former Chief Engineer for Network Rail.
  • Nisrine Chartouny, Project Manager for Bechtel (formerly on Crossrail).
  • Adeline Ginn, Founder of Women in Rail and General Counsel of Angel Trains.

Tickets for the lecture, which takes place at St Pancras International on Thurday 8th March at 6pm, are available here

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One comment
  1. Jimmy says:

    Does the railway industry have an unusual number of people nearing retirement age?

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