Nominations for the 16th edition of the European Railway Award are now open!
One of the most important challenges faced by the rail sector is certainly an area that will shape the image of transport for the next decades – PEOPLE. Women and girls represent more than 50% of the passenger rail ridership but they only compose approximately 20% of our workforce. We believe that by increasing the attractiveness of the sector to women, we can have a more mixed workforce for a proven increase in problem-solving competence and innovative strength.
Therefore, for 2023, we have decided to award a ‘Women in Rail Trailblazer’.
We are accepting the nomination of candidates responding to the following eligibility criteria:
- Nominations can be for any individual, project or initiative that made a significant contribution to the promotion of women in the European rail sector in any of the following areas: safety, the work environment, education and training, career opportunities, care facilities, social responsibility, etc.
- The candidate must be based in Europe
- Nominations must be for a relevant achievement with proven results demonstrating innovative thought leadership, inspiring activism or pioneering strategies and techniques that support gender-balance and bring real added value for the rail sector
- Nominations must include a clear description of the achievement that the candidate is being nominated for and be accompanied by a proper set of supporting documents (e.g. resume, articles, photos, presentations, videos, etc.)
Nominations should be submitted here by 30 September 2022.
Eligible candidates will be shortlisted and put to a jury vote.
Now is definitely the time to recognise and encourage trailblazing efforts that are changing the employment landscape in rail professions for good.
We look forward to discovering your nominations!