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


There's still time to nominate a woman in railroading for the League of Railway Industry Women's (LRIW) 2016 "Outstanding Woman of the Year Award."

Co-sponsored by Progressive Railroading, the award recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the rail industry through their leadership, dedication and vision.

Any woman who works in the North American rail industry is eligible to receive the award.

 Nomination criteria call for a nominee who:

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

• is innovative and overcomes challenges;

• is a problem-solver; and
• brings consistent excellence to her organization and the surrounding community.

Nominations will be accepted until July 31. Nomination forms are available on LRIW's website.

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