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Rail Wellbeing Wednesday – March

Ahead of International Women’s Day, which was on Friday 8 March, Rail Wellbeing held a livestream on Wednesday 6 March, which focused on all the important issues for modern women working in the rail industry. The session also reflected on how far women in rail have come and what more needs to be done.

The session was held by a panel of many inspirational female leaders where they discussed the challenges that modern, working women face – especially in a male dominated workforce, workplace health and safety issues which particularly affect women, and how they believe organisations can support women better during their employment. Also, shared advice to young women entering the industry.

The panellists inlcluded:

  1. Shireen Ali-Khan, Programme Director; STEAM and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Advisor at NASA. Shireen is also the Intersectionality Lead at Women in Transport.
  2. Award-winning Retired Detective Inspector at Thames Valley Police, Natalie Beresford, who set up the force’s Menopause Action Group.
  3. Rajinder Pryor MBE, Lead Delivery Manager at Network Rail and Women in Rail Board Trustee.
  4. Hosting the session is Ruth Busby OBE, People and Transformation Director (Regional), Great Western Railway & Network Rail Wales and Western, and Executive Sponsor of Rail Wellbeing Live.

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