Outstanding Woman of the Year

Each year, the League of Railway Industry Women recognizes excellence in the rail industry by awarding the Outstanding Woman of the Year award to a woman who is considered a leader by her peers. Our previous recipients are an esteemed and diverse group who have improved the rail industry through their leadership, dedication, and vision.

The LRIW Outstanding Woman of the Year award is co-sponsored by Progressive Railroading.


Susan Robertson, LRIW President, Mary Proc, Vice President of Customer Service, GO Transit, Sally Boven, LRIW Awards Chair (Photo Courtesy of John Hoeschele, SMS Marketing)

2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award 

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) has named GO Transit’s Vice President of Customer Service Mary Proc as the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year award. Proc was honored at the General Opening Session at Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 5, 2015.  Learn more about our winner.

2016 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award

A call for nominations for the 2016 LRIW Outstanding Woman of the Year award will open in the spring of 2016. For more information please contact Sally Boven, LRIW Awards Chair  at sally.boven@reflectiveapparel.com.

Nomination Criteria

  • She consistently demonstrates vision, initiative, creativity and guidance in a leadership role within her professional railway field.
  • She is innovative, a problem-solver and overcomes challenges.
  • She brings consistent excellence to her organization and the surrounding community.

Nomination Package Requirements

  • Complete the Nomination Form (not yet released)
  • Provide a statement of nomination. Describe why the nominee merits recognition as Woman of the Year.
  • Provide a nominee biography including work history and industry affiliations
  • Provide a nominee resume
  • Provide at least two letters of recommendation
  • Deadline: TBD

Please send your completed application and other required documents to Sally Boven, LRIW Woman of the Year Chair at sally.boven@reflectiveapparel.com or via mail at Reflective Apparel Factory – LRIW Woman of the Year, 1649 Sands Place, Suite J, Marietta, GA 30067.

Questions about the LRIW Outstanding Woman of the Year Award? Contact Sally Boven at sally.boven@reflectiveapparel.com.