The Women in Rail London Group (the WRL Group) was launched in 2013 to support and empower our Women in Rail members (men and women) based in and around London. The group provides a forum for members to develop their network locally and supports them in their professional development, personal growth and confidence building.
The WRL Group is the flagship group of Women in Rail and was the first of the WR regional groups in operation. The group has contributed to driving the whole charity towards reaching some landmark milestones in the last four years, including launching the 20 Most Inspirational Women in Rail shortlist and the Women in Rail Industry Survey, both being the first of their kind in the industry.
The London Group is led by Adeline Ginn (General Counsel at Angel Trains), supported by board members Anna Walker (former Chair, the Office of Rail and Road and currently Chair, St George’s Hospital Charity), Beth Wallace (Owner and Director, Wallace Consulting Ltd), Clare Burles (People Director, Virgin Trains), Jackie Harrington (Legal Secretary, Angel Trains), Jodi Savage (Sales Account Manager, Wabtec Rail), Loraine Martins (Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail), Maria Dean (Group Account Director, Bombardier Transportation) and also by May-Ann Lew (Consultant, RCS Interfleet-SNC Lavalin), Malcolm Brown (CEO, Angel Trains), Naomi Horton (Partner, Ashurst LLP), Sigourney Doyne (Legal Secretary, Angel Trains) and Barbara Dischinger (Membership Manager at WISE Campaign).
All board members are volunteers with full time jobs and collectively represent a cross-section of the railway industry in London. They are all passionate about working with like-minded organisations to support the diversity ambitions championed by Women in Rail.
To ensure you don’t miss out on the wide range of activities organised by the London Group – including networking events, development workshops, seminars (and the fun get-togethers!) register on the Contact Us page and join the Women in Rail community in London. Membership is completely free and will give you access to the local and national events organised by the team.
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Founder of WR & General Counsel at Angel Trains
Adeline Ginn, is founder of WR and General Counsel at Angel Trains. She has worked in the rail industry since 1999, when she joined Angel Trains’ European business, acting as sole counsel and successfully closing many high profile transactions. In 2007, Adeline moved to work for Angel Trains’ UK business and has been General Counsel since 2009.
Whilst working in the industry, Adeline has become a passionate advocate for showcasing opportunities for women in rail and enhancing the support they receive. WR was set up in 2013 and since then it has become a registered charity with a membership of over 3,000 people. As well as hosting a range of workshops and networking events, the charity also runs a comprehensive mentorship programme, and is a key champion of the Rail Sector Skills Delivery Plan.
Adeline regularly appears in trade, national and broadcast media, including BBC News, The Times and Management Today, discussing the benefits of improving diversity in business. She is also a high-profile speaker, having presented at a number of conferences and events across the UK.
A law graduate from the University of Bordeaux (France), Warwick University (England) and McGill University (Montreal, Canada), she qualified as a barrister in 1994, before converting to a Solicitor in 1998.