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Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Women (LRW) is committed to improving the railroad industry by connecting and cultivating women in rail. Our mission is to advance the representation, recognition and opportunities for women, thereby promoting diversity and improving the business results of the railroad industry.

Senior Rail Leaders Talk Career, Mentorship & Finding Balance

On March 20, the Association of American Railroad's  three female senior vice presidents, Adrian Arnakis, Kathy Kirmayer, and Kristin Smith –  half of the organization's senior leadership team – came to railroading along fairly different paths. One a Capitol Hill veteran, one an expert communicator and one a longtime litigation attorney, they each found themselves drawn to rail.  Continue reading.

2018 LRW Annual Conference Photos

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Recent News 

  • LRW 2019 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship Open For Applications

    • Date: 4/24/2019

    Washington, DC, April 24, 2019 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) is accepting applications for the 2018 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship.

  • LRW Creates New Woman of the Year Advisory Committee, Mary Proc to Chair

    • Date: 3/25/2019

    “This award is one of the most prestigious honors in the industry. I would encourage all rail industry personnel to scan their ranks for an eligible nominee and put her name forward. Not only is the award a suitable tribute to the winner's record of achievement, it serves as encouragement to other women to stay and build their careers within this fast-paced and all-important industry,” shared Mary Proc, 2015 Woman of the Year.

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