Jessica Tabinor Rail and Transportation
Last week our Morson rail colleagues had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending the 2018 Big Rail Diversity Games, an event which provides participants with a unique opportunity to network and team build whilst fundraising.
The event delivers fun gender-balanced team challenges showcasing women performing in roles that are perceived as ‘non-traditional’ whilst promoting Women in Rail’s key message:
Better for People, Better for Business, Better for Rail
Described as a cross between ‘It’s a Knockout’ and ‘Krypton Factor’, the event consisted of a series of fun physical and mental challenges – undertaken by teams with a gender balance of 50% female and 50% male.
Morson was proud to be the key sponsors and entered an intrepid team of 8 who joined hundreds of others in giant inflatable challenges. We caught up with one part of Team Morson, Peter Jackson, Morson’s Client Development Manager for Rail:
“The guys today have been involved in a quite diverse array of activities, hovercraft, inflatable obstacle courses and challenges, climbing walls, bouncy castle volleyball, a zumber competition and archery.”
“We’ve had a great day, and it was a great opportunity for the team to bond. People from various areas of our company, across the country, have had the opportunity to get together and it’s gone really well.”
“We‘ve got quite a diverse team representing Morson here today and it’s very important for them to be able to engage with the rest of the rail industry, to speak to people from across the industry, from varying disciplines and different companies to learn more about the diversity that exists within rail.”
Speaking about Morson’s commitment to gender diversity:
“One of the big things that our CEO has pledged to the industry and to the wider Women in Engineering piece is to double the number of engineering contractors that are women. This shows where we are as an industry and how far we’ve come.”