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League of Railway Industry Women seeks nominees for 'Outstanding Woman of the Year'


The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) is seeking nominations for its 2015 "Outstanding Woman of the Year" award.

Any woman who works in the North American rail industry is eligible to receive the award, which is co-sponsored by Progressive Railroading.

Nomination criteria, according to the LRIW website, are:

• "She consistently demonstrates vision, initiative, creativity and guidance in a leadership role within her professional railway field."

• "She is innovative, a problem-solver and overcomes challenges."

• "She brings consistent excellence to her organization and the surrounding community."

Past winners include Alaska Railroad Corp.'s Wendy Lindskoog, Norfolk Southern Corp.'s Deb Butler, International Decal Management Corp.'s Tracy DeLeon, the Federal Railroad Administration's Jo Strang, Canadian Pacific's Cathryn Frankenberg, Union Pacific Railroad's Lupe Valdez and Farmrail System Inc.'s Judy Petry.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from LRIW's website. Nominations will be accepted until July 31. 

The 2015 recipient will be honored Oct. 5 at the opening session of Railway interchange 2015 in conjunction with the LRIW's annual conference.

For more information, contact LRIW Woman of the Year Chair Sally Boven at