The Power of Good Leadership curated by Women in Rail

This session will focus on the experiences of inspirational and successful leaders in the rail industry, who will be giving their views and advice on what makes a good leader.

  • How do you motivate and inspire your team?
  • How do you ensure you employ the best people and take positive steps towards a diverse workforce?
  • What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started managing people?
  • How do you go about adapting yourself as leader to the changing needs of the workforce (e.g. flexible working, the fact that employees don’t always want a job for life and that the ethics/values of an organisation are becoming increasingly more important when individuals are making employment choices).




How to be a success on the railway curated by Young Rail Professionals

This will be an opportunity to hear from successful railway professionals about the path they took to the top. What does it take to have a successful career in the rail industry? How can you ensure you reach your potential? What are the pitfalls that you can learn to avoid?

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Welcome and introduce the session - Adeline Ginn, Founder, Women in Rail   1230

Welcome and introduce the session – Michael Charteris, National Chairman, YRP


My seven principles of good leadership (based on my own mistakes, experiences and occasional success!) - Dyan Crowther, Chief Executive Officer, HS1 Ltd  


On – and off – the Buses (and trains)! - Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chairman, Network Rail


Leadership and Innovation: the business imperative of developing teams, skills and talent for better productivity -  Neil Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, National Skills Academy for Rail


From Handbags to Railways - Kendra Ayling, Global Head of Brand and Marketing, Hitachi Rail


The journey of a good leader: Challenge, Reflect and Support - Jane Simpson, Head of Capital Delivery at Severn Trent Water




Culture, strategy and leadership - a personal perspective - Shamit Gaiger, Programme Director, RSSB  




Q&A with additional speakers
Charles Johnson-Ferguson, PwC, Partner, Corporate Finance and Alex Warner, Flash Forward Consulting

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