The Big Rail Diversity Challenge has truly captured the hearts and minds of the industry – demonstrating the passion, support and enthusiasm for the brilliant work that Women in Rail undertakes.

A huge thank you to our supporting organisations for your continued support over the years.

The Railway Industry Association logo

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the representative body for UK-based suppliers to the UK and world-wide railways. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).

Railway Children logo

Railway Children fight for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’.

Rail Forum logo

The Rail Forum is a national industry body with strong regional connections, based at the heart of one of the largest clusters of rail companies in the world.

The Railway Benefit Fund logo

The Railway Benefit Fund, also known as RBF, is a charity which provides support to current, former and retired railway staff and their dependents across the UK.

We’ve been here for railway people since 1858 and today, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we’re able to offer help to those who need us. From financial grants and confidential advice, to online tools and a legal helpline, we provide a range of services designed to support through life’s unexpected events.