Are You the Next LRW Outstanding Woman of the Year? Nomination Deadline: August 15, 2018

Washington, DC, May 29, 2018 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Progressive Railroading.

“Like many others, I have had the pleasure of working with several talented women throughout my career in the railway industry,” said LRW President, Tanis Peterson. “Each woman, contributing and making an impact in her own dynamic way. This award is an excellent opportunity to recognize the daily impact women have on our industry and a chance to celebrate outstanding women in our field.”

For two decades, the LRW (formerly League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW)) has been recognizing women who have made significant contributions to the rail industry through their leadership, dedication and vision. Women working in the North American rail industry are eligible to receive this award.

“I was very honored to be recognized by LRW and Progressive Railroading as the 2017 Woman of the Year,” said Lisa Stabler, President, TTCI. “Women have played an important role in the building and operation of our North American railroads.”

Nomination criteria and the official nomination form can be downloaded from the LRW website until August 15.

The 2018 recipient will be honored in September during the general session at the RSI/CMA 2018 Rail Expo & Technical Conference in Nashville, TN.

Past winners include: Transportation Technology Center, Inc.’s Lisa Stabler, Metro-North Railroad’s Anamaria Bonilla (2016), GO Transit’s Mary Proc (2015), Alaska Railroad Corp.’s Wendy Lindskoog (2014), and Norfolk Southern Corp.’s Deb Butler (2013).

For further information: Media Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach, E-Mail:; LRW Outstanding Woman of the Year Nomination Contact: Lisa Tackach, LRW Chair, Awards,

About the League of Railway Women

Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Women is a dedicated organization providing leadership and support for the personal and professional development of women at every level in their railroading careers and railway-related business endeavors. Its mission is to create a forum within the rail industry that provides women with the opportunity to achieve a broader understanding of the railroad business. Learn more at