The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2024

By Ganymede

Ganymede attend The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2024

​The Big Rail Diversity Challenge, organised annually by Women in Rail and Nimble Media, is a vibrant celebration of diversity in the industry. It unites organisations that believe in the transformative power of diversity to drive innovation and success while also fostering team building and networking opportunities.

Inclusion is something Ganymede is passionate about. We aim to challenge and change the way we think about EDI through various means, and getting involved with the Big Rail Diversity Challenge is one of the ways we hope to do that.

At Ganymede, we fully embrace this ethos and were excited to take part in this year's challenge. Our dedicated team comprised Vicky Clegg, Katy Doughty, Tracy Knight, Ashleigh Lancaster, Brad Minns, Karla Delczeg, Chris James, Mark Lamb, Colin Earp, and Charlotte Cruise.

Charlotte Cruise, Client Relationship Manager at Ganymede, said: "I have been a member of Women in Rail for some time now and signed up to take part in the challenge. With women making up only 16% of the rail sector, events like this are crucial to ensure that women in the sector feel included, represented, and supported. I really enjoyed the day, especially seeing diversity in action and teams from different backgrounds winning together. I particularly liked that the event focused on collaboration and inclusivity, prompting me to consider the strength diversity can bring to a team, and inclusivity beyond gender."

Throughout the event, our team eagerly participated in a variety of activities, including archery, the catwalk challenge, walk the plank, and more. We are delighted to share that, out of 57 competing teams, we achieved a commendable 7th place. This achievement reflects the hard work and camaraderie of our team, and we couldn't be prouder of their success.

We would like to thank the organisers for the fantastic event, filled with lots of fun and networking, but most importantly for highlighting the importance of discussing this crucial topic in the rail sector.

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