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Railway Age Announces 2022 Women in Rail Honorees

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
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Railway Age’s 2022 Women in Rail awards program recognizes 23 leaders—from senior management to agreement employees—who are driving change and paving the way for the next generation of railroaders.

Established in 2017, the annual awards are presented to railway industry women in the United States, Canada and/or Mexico for their outstanding leadership, vision, innovation, community service involvement, and accomplishments. In an industry typically dominated by men, their professionalism and hard work set an example for many.

“This year’s honorees were drawn from a pool of more than 100 applicants—our most yet,” Railway Age Publisher Jonathan Chalon said. “These distinguished women are making their mark in the freight, passenger, government and supplier sectors with a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.” In addition to the 23 honorees, five women received honorable mention in 2022. All will be featured in Railway Age’s November 2022 issue.

The judges for the sixth annual awards were veteran railroad executive Barbara Wilson and Commuter Rail Coalition CEO KellyAnne Gallagher, with input from the Railway Age staff.

The judges: Barbara Wilson, former President and CEO, RailUSA LLC (left); and KellyAnne Gallagher, CEO, Commuter Rail Coalition.

And the honorees are (in alphabetical order):

Honorable Mention:

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

In related developments, Railway Age will hold its inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Virtual Conference on Nov. 10.

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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