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Nominations Open for 2021 Women in Rail Awards

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor

Do you know a visionary woman in the rail industry? Nominate a colleague or yourself for the fifth annual Railway Age Women in Rail awards.

The 2021 Women in Rail awards will honor, in our November issue, 25 women for their achievements in the rail industry. These outstanding women will be selected based on their leadership, vision, innovation and accomplishments. Entries will be judged by Barbara Wilson, President and CEO, RailUSA LLC; and KellyAnne Gallagher, KAG Strategic Advisory and Executive Director, 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, 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. 30, 2021

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.

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

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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