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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.

Railway Woman of the Year Nomination Form

Do you know an outstanding railway woman in the rail industry?

Learn more about the Railway Woman of the Year award and find nomination form.

Deadline Extended to: August 23, 2019

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  • LRW Hosts #RailDay2019 Networking Event

    • Date: 6/9/2019

    The League of Railway Women kicked off Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2019 (RR Day) with a networking event featuring Jo Strang, Sr. VP, Safety & Regulatory Policy at American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. Strang, a previous recipient of the LRW Railway Woman of the Year award, joined the 20+ group of attendees to discuss legislative priorities, best practices on successfully getting your point across, and insider tips about making the best of Railroad Day.

  • League of Railway Women Accepting Nominations for Railway Woman of the Year Award

    • Date: 6/5/2019

    The League of Railway Women (LRW) has opened nominations for its 2019 Railway Woman of the Year award Nomination criteria and the online nomination form are available on the LRW website. Nominations are due by August 16.

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