Outstanding Woman of the Year

Each year, the League of Railway Women (LRW) recognizes excellence in the rail industry by awarding the LRW Outstanding Woman of the Year award to a woman who is considered a leader by her peers. This award is co-sponsored by Progressive Railroading.

The 2019 LRW 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' award winner will be named at the General Session of Railway Interchange in Minneapolis, MN. The recipient will receive complimentary hotel accommodations and a conference pass to attend the event and accept her award. Additionally, the recipient will be featured in an article and appear on the cover of a future Progressive Railroading magazine issue.

2019 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award 

  • The nomination period will open in the spring of 2019.
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:
  • Completed nomination form
  • Provide a statement of nomination. Describe why the nominee merits recognition as LRW Outstanding 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

2018 Outstanding Woman of the Year 

LRW awarded the 2018 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award to Corina Moore, President and CEO, Ontario Northland. Moore was honored at the General Session of the RSI/CMA 2018 Rail Expo & Technical Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on September 10, 2018.

Corina joined Ontario Northland in 2005, as the director of the telecommunications division, having since held several leadership roles within the organization. In 2010, she became the chief operating officer and vice president of the refurbishment division, providing direction on several external remanufacturing contracts and securing two of the largest contracts in the history of Ontera (the telecommunications division of Ontario Northland). Learn more about our winner.

Previous Recipients 
  • Our previous recipients are an esteemed and diverse group of women who have improved the rail industry through their leadership, dedication, and vision. Learn more about them here.
Questions about the LRW Outstanding Woman of the Year Award? Please contact awards@railwaywomen.org.