Meet Lisa Stabler, the rail industry's 'Woman of the Year'

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) last month named Lisa Stabler its 2017 Outstanding Woman of the Year. She currently serves as president of Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI), where she leads a host of rail safety research efforts.

Stabler also works to provide a positive work-life balance for her employees — something she thinks can help attract younger folks to the rail industry.

"If we want to retain the best and brightest — both young men and young women — we need to make sure they know we value their family, as well," she told me last month.

To learn more about Stabler and her accomplishments in railroading, check out this recent profile I wrote about her.

I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on work-life balance in the rail industry, too. How can the industry be more accommodating? And could a better work-life balance help bring young people on board, as Stabler says? Let me know if the comments section below.

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