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17.10.19

Two Network Rail leaders internationally recognised among most influential women in engineering

The Financial Times has selected two Network Rail leaders to appear on the most influential females in engineering list.

Just 16.4% of the rail industry in made up of women, but today (17 Oct) has seen the international recognition of two of those women for their contribution to engineering.

Board member Bridget Rosewell CBE, has secured third place in The Financial Times’ ranking of the top 100 Influential Women Leaders in Engineering, UK and Europe.

Loraine Martins MBE, Network Rail’s director of diversity and inclusion is also included on the esteemed list.

Andrew Haines, Network Rail chief executive, said:

“We are proud that both Bridget and Loraine have made the list. They’re role models for Network Rail and the industry.”

“As influential female leaders, they’ve helped us progress towards having a more diverse workforce that better represents the communities we serve.”

Ms Rosewell joined the Network Rail Board in 2011 and is currently serving as senior independent director.

In addition to being Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, senior advisor to Volterra and non-executive chair on Atom Bank, she was awarded a CBE in 2019 for her services to the economy.

Ms Martins joined Network Rail in 2012 and heads a centre of expertise dedicated to the organisation’s ambition to be more open, diverse and inclusive, with particular work of getting more women into the rail industry.

She works to ensure the rail industry is always improving its facilities and accessibility for all passengers and colleagues, and creating an industry where diversity and inclusion is celebrated.

Ms Martins was awarded her MBE for her work leading a team on equality, inclusion and employment for the Olympic Park for London construction in 2012.

The list will be officially launched at the Inclusive Boards Women in Engineering Leadership Conference on 22 October.

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