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.

2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award 

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) has named Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) Vice President of Business Management and Corporate Affairs Wendy Lindskoog the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award. Lindskoog was honored on Sept. 22 at the Plenary Session of RSI/CMA 2014 + Canadian Rail Summit during the LRIW Annual Conference in Montréal, Canada. (continue reading)

Nomination Criteria

The League of Railway Industry Women is seeking applications for the 2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award. This award will be presented during the LRIW Annual Conference at the Plenary Session of RSI/CMA 2014 + Canadian Rail Summit on September 22, 2014.  The application deadline is August 15, 2014.

  • 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
  • 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:  August 15, 2014

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.