Final Day to Enter ‘Women in Rail’ Nominations!

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Shutterstock/Manop Boonpeng

Shutterstock/Manop Boonpeng

Do you know a visionary woman in the rail industry? Nominate a colleague or yourself for the seventh annual Railway Age Women in Rail awards. The deadline is Friday, September 29.

The 2023 Women in Rail awards will honor, in our November issue, 20 women for their achievements in the rail industry. These outstanding women will be selected based on their leadership, vision, innovation and accomplishments. This award celebrates women leaders in rail and women trailblazers with a track record of breaking down barriers and helping to create industry opportunities for women. Entries will be judged by KellyAnne Gallagher, CEO of the Commuter Rail Coalition, and Barbara Wilson, freight rail industry C-suite executive.

Our judges: Barbara Wilson, freight rail industry C-suite executive (left); and KellyAnne Gallagher, CEO, Commuter Rail Coalition.


• The nominee must be located within the 50 states, Canada and/or Mexico.
• There is no limit on the number of entries each firm or person can submit (multiple nominations for one candidate do not boost chances), and there is no entry fee.
• Nominees may come from any area of the railroad industry (freight/passenger, engineer/builder/supplier, government/regulatory, etc.).
• Candidates may nominate themselves.

Judging Criteria:

• Industry experience and education.
• Leadership skills.
• Industry contributions.
• Community service involvement.

Deadline: Sept. 29, 2023

Portrait Photo: If a nominee is selected, we will be in touch to ask for a high-resolution (preferably 300 dpi or higher) portrait photo.

Complete this form to enter.

Entries are final. Please have your responses fully prepared before submitting.

2022 Women in Rail Honorees
2021 Women in Rail Honorees
2020 Women in Rail Honorees
2019 Women in Rail Honorees
2018 Women in Rail Honorees
2017 Women in Rail Honorees

And don’t miss the Railway Age / RT&S Women in Rail 2023 conference, to be held Nov. 2 at the Union League Club of Chicago. This is your opportunity to network with a diverse group of women and their allies as we discuss how railroaders can maintain the momentum of inclusion, build strong support networks, and take advantage of ever-broadening career opportunities. Join us as the industry conversation continues with this live event covering the freight, passenger and transit rail sectors!

In November 2017, Ontario Northland’s Corina Moore was the first woman to appear on the cover of Railway Age in more than 160 years of publishing.
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