Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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The League of Railway Women (LRW) has launched its new website,, commensurate with it official name change from the “League of Railway Industry Women.”

The new website includes a members-only portal offering members the opportunity to actively participate in the LRW community through the membership directory, discussion forums, and job board. Members, the organization said, “will be able to easily manage their membership profile, including processing payments. Access to event registration and committee information have also improved. “

“Several months ago, we reached out to our members and asked them what was important to them as members of a rail industry association,” said LRW President Tanis Peterson, Director of Operations and Regulatory Affairs for the Railway Association of Canada (RAC). “Their feedback inspired us to change our name to reflect our new goals and vision for the organization, and gave us valuable insight into how we can serve our members on a day to day basis. We will be working to implement new initiatives that address our members’ needs and help them achieve their career goals in the railway industry over the next 12 months. We are very excited to be unveiling both the new name and website just before our annual conference at RSI/CMA 2018 Rail Expo and Technical Conference, in Nashville next week.”

“We are continuously looking for ways to bring the best value to our members, both corporate and individual,” said LRW Membership Chair Luisa Fernandez-Willey, Senior Economist at the Association of American Railroads. “We want to offer a professional network that connects and cultivates women from all across the North American rail industry.”

LRW members will receive an email communication that will contain important information about how to log into their new account, update their information and an overview of the website features.

Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Women “is committed to improving the railroad industry by connecting and cultivating women in rail. Our mission is to advance the representation, recognition and opportunities for women, thereby promoting diversity and improving the business results of the railroad industry.”

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