Sam Uren will give a presentation today hosted by Women in Rail on International Women’s Day (8 March) to talk about the projects she has worked on and to share learnings from her career.

Sam has worked in the rail industry for over 25 years and is the Engineering Director at SLC Rail and member of the board.

“Rail was something that always interested me because of the huge impact you can have on a community. I know that when I create a station, I’m not just creating a building but something that can improve people’s lives for years to come,” explained Sam.

When starting out she was one of three women out of a group of 35 studying Civil Engineering at Aston University, after which she went to work for Mott MacDonald.  She has worked on many exciting rail projects including Worcestershire Parkway, which won Overall Project of the Year at the ICE West Midlands Awards in 2020.

“Days like International Women’s Day help to raise awareness of women’s impact on the world.  I’m looking forward to sharing key learnings I’ve had along the way and to explain the benefits of diversity for businesses when solving complex problems – particularly important when building railway infrastructure!” added Sam.

The event has been organised by WSP and other speakers include: Rajinder Pryor MBE, Senior Account Manager at Network Rail Telecoms; Anne Shaw, Executive Director, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and Rachel Cook, Operations Director, WSP.

More information about the event can be found here: