Women in Rail is delighted to announce that the Women in Rail Awards 2024 will take place on the evening of Thursday 16 May 2024 at the historic Roundhouse in Camden.

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 within the UK railway industry.

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.

Nominations for 2024 are now closed. Join us at the Women in Rail Awards 2024, as together, we show 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 WR/RIA EDI Charter.

We look forward to seeing you at the Roundhouse on 16 May 2024!

  • Roundhouse, Camden, London

  • Order of Events
  • Champagne Reception
  • Dinner
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Aftershow Party & Networking
  • Carriages
  • Dress Code: Black Tie & Formal Wear

The Host

Kate Bottley

Journalist, Media Presenter and Reality Television Star

Originally from Sheffield, The Reverend Canon Kate Bottley is a Priest in North Nottinghamshire. She is passionate about briefing stories of faith and belief to the widest audience possible. In 2012 Kate was part of a wedding flashmob video which went viral with over 7 million hits on YouTube. This led to her being approached by Channel 4’s BAFTA and NTA winning series Gogglebox.

Kate currently presents Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2 alongside Jason Mohammed. She previously presented The Sunday Hour (BBC Radio 2) and has appeared as a contributor on Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary and Pause for Thought on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, for which she won a Jerusalem Award. She has also fronted the documentary Believing in Beauty (BBC Radio 2).

Kate is a regular presenter on Songs of Praise, Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4) The One Show, Sunday Morning Live and Sunday Morning Stories (BBC 1). She has also presented Alone With the In-Laws (Studio Lambert/BBC 2) and In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1.

She has made guest appearances on Would I Lie To You, The Wheel, Celebrity MasterChef, Hairy Bikers Cracking Christmas, Impossible Celebrities, Rip Off Britain (BBC 1), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC 2) 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Sitting on a Fortune (ITV1). In 2017, Kate journeyed to Camino de Santiago for The Pilgrimage, a three-part travelogue series for BBC 2.

Kate’s book Have A Little Faith: Life Lessons on Love, Death and How Lasagne Always Helps will be released in September 2023.

Kate adores outdoor swimming not only for its benefits to her physical but also her mental health. In 2018 she set herself the challenge of doing 365 outdoor swims in a single year, which she completed. In March 2020, Kate joined fellow BBC Radio 2 presenters Jo Whiley and Richie Anderson in the Dare2Tri Challenge for Sport Relief which saw the them completing 3 Triathlons in 3 days across 3 cities; Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester.