LRIW Seeking Board of Directors Nominations – Deadline June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2017The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) is seeking nominations for four key Board of Directors positions: Scholarship Chair, Membership Chair, Awards Chair and Director. The terms of these three-year positions will begin in fall 2017.

“We are very excited to once again open these opportunities to women within the railroad industry,” said Jodi Heldt, LRIW President. “The LRIW was founded on the ideology that women in the railroading industry, no matter their professional level, have access to leadership positions where they can contribute to the industry, network, make a difference, and grow professionally. As the organization grows, we’re seeking dynamic, talented women to continue our success.”

The LRIW Board of Directors is comprised of 15 female industry professionals from across the United States and Canada, of which four govern the executive committee.

A volunteer association, the LRIW relies heavily on the support and involvement of its Board of Directors. For more information about these positions and how to apply, interested applicants can visit, or contact Mary Schroll, LRIW Parliamentarian.

Heldt noted that the LRIW’s 2017 Annual Conference will be held September 18-19, in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2017, in Indianapolis, IN.

About the League of Railway Industry Women

Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Industry 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 endeavours. 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

For further information: Media Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRIW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach, E-Mail:; Board Nomination Contact: Mary Schroll, LRIW Parliamentarian, E-Mail: