WASHINGTON, D.C. —The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction (WLTDC) Council is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program, which honors “extraordinary efforts of individuals, companies and public agencies that have demonstrated leadership and dedication to innovation in the transportation construction field as well as the promotion of women leaders within the industry.”

There are three categories:

  • The Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award: Named after ARTBA’s executive director from the mid-1920s is given to at least one woman who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and long-term service in the industry’s public or private sectors.
  • The Glass Hammer Award: Honors at least one company in the transportation construction industry that has innovative programs and activities directed at successfully promoting women leaders within their organization. 
  • Future Industry Spotlight Award: Recognizes two women students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at a U.S. college or university who have achieved an outstanding academic record and demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills within and outside the academic environment.

ARTBA membership is not required. Nomination forms are available under the “awards & scholarship” section of www.artbatdf.org, and must be received by close of business July 11. Contact ARTBA’s Kashae Williams at 202.289.4434 or kwilliams@artba.org with questions.

Winners will be recognized at a special awards luncheon during ARTBA’s National Convention, held September 7-9 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Established in 1902 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., ARTBA represents the U.S. transportation design and construction industry before Congress, the Executive Branch, federal agencies, news media and general public.