In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Women in Rail, the Scottish Regional Group is proud to announce the new date for our previously postponed event on ‘diversity – the key to the future success of rail’, which will now be on 7th February 2023.

This event will celebrate diversity within the rail sector and why more is needed to continue the growth and development of our industry. We’ll be hearing from some impressive guest speakers including:

  • Jenny Gilruth, Transport Minister for Scotland
  • Heather Waugh, Scotland’s only female freight driver and Women in Rail Scotland steering group member
  • Joanne Maguire, Chief Operating Officer for ScotRail
  • Karen Wallace, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, ScotRail
  • Nicola Dawson, Risk & Compliance Manager, ScotRail
  • Fiona Hawthorn, Senior Validation & Verification Engineer (Systems), Scotland’s Railway

The event will be compered by Women in Rail Scotland Steering Group member and Hitachi Head of Sales (Commuter), Lorna McDonald.

Closing date for registrations: 1st February 2023


  • 08:50
    Registration and pre-event tea, coffee and networking
  • 09:05
    Opening and Welcome from Lorna Gibson, Chair of Women in Rail Scotland
  • 09:15
    Welcome to Glasgow Caledonian University from Fiona Stewart-Knight, Director
  • 09:25
    Video by Alex Hynes, MD Scotland's Railway
  • 09:30
    Guest Speakers
  • 10:20
    Panel Q&A
  • 11:00
    Introduction to Inspire
  • 11:15
    Refreshments, Networking and Close