By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA
The Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction Council is accepting nominations for its 2016 awards program through Sept. 15. The council, established in 2010 by ARTBA Chairman Bill Cox, works to promote “leadership and career advancement for women in the industry through mentoring, recognition, educational activities and networking.”
The annual awards program recognizes and honors individuals, companies and public agencies that demonstrate that leadership and dedication to innovation and the promotion of women leaders. Awards are considered in three categories:
- “Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award”, given to at least one woman who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and long-term service in the transportation design and construction industry’s public or private sectors;
- “Glass Hammer Award”, given to at least one company in the transportation construction industry that has innovative programs and activities directed at successfully promoting women leaders within their organization; and
- “Future Industry Spotlight Award”, given annually to bring national industry attention to two women students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at a U.S. college or university who have thus far achieved an outstanding academic record and demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills within and outside the academic environment. Candidates may be pursuing a degree in any discipline germane to the business of transportation design and construction.