Women in Rail is delighted to announce that the Women in Rail Awards 2023 will take place on the evening of Thursday 18 May 2023 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.

The deadline for nominations has now been extended to Friday 3 February 2023. Join us at the Women in Rail Awards 2023, 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 18 May 2023!

  • Roundhouse, Camden, London

  • Order of Events
  • Champagne Reception
  • Dinner
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Music & Dance
  • Carriages
  • Dress Code: Black Tie and Evening Dress

The Host

Gemma Cairney

Broadcaster, Youth Rights Activist and Author

Gemma Cairney is a multi award-winning broadcaster, author and activist.

Gemma has recently presented Landmark, Sky Arts’ 8-part series, uncovering the purpose and power of public art (Sky Showcase) and the web-series Art + Technology for Hyundai and the Bloomberg Media Group.

Gemma’s documentary radio series include The Leisure Society for BBC 6 Music and The Sound Odyssey for BBC Radio 4. Previous radio credits include: Island Sounds, Dolly, Dylan or Daft Punk, and Mali Music (BBC 6 Music). Tempted By Teacher and Bruising Silence (BBC Radio 1) garnered two Sony Golds and her interview with Grace Jones, Amazing Grace, (BBC 6 Music) won the Best Music Show Rose d’Or.

Gemma has presented acclaimed television documentaries including: The History of Feminism (BBC Learning), Riots: The Aftershock and Dying for Clear Skin (BBC 3). She made royal history by hosting a live Google hangout from Buckingham Palace for The Queen’s Young Leader project alongside HRH Price William and HRH Prince Harry.

Gemma loves to write, explore the planet, trek mountains and DJ garage classics. Her debut book Open, a toolkit for how magic and messed up life can be, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2017 and was later released in paperback as Open Your Heart. Gemma’s love letter to her adopted hometown of Margate was also published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in Hometown Tales: South Coast. Her latest book, The Immortal Sisterhood, will be published by Canongate in 2023.