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WTS-Boston Awards Nomination Time Is Here!

Award Nominations available now, Deadline is December 29th.

Please send completed nomination applications to Carrie Lavallee (carrie.lavallee@state.ma.us).

Please download the nomination applications below and follow the instructions provided.

The 2018 Boston Chapter Award nomination application period is now open through Friday, December 29, 2017. Award winners will be announced in January and receive recognition at the WTS-Boston June Scholarships & Awards Dinner. WTS International national award winners are announced in March and receive recognition at the Awards Dinner at the WTS International Annual Conference in San Diego on May 17, 2018.

If you plan to submit an award nomination for someone else, please receive permission from the nominee prior to submitting the nomination form.
 

Information on each of the awards being offered is described below.

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award

This award recognizes either an organization(s) or individual(s). Selection shall be based on the following criteria:

  1. Exhibiting extraordinary efforts or initiatives in facilitating professional opportunities for women and minorities.
  2. Contributing significantly to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multi-cultural awareness within their organization, the transportation industry, or in a project or activity that supports the goals and mission of WTS.

Click here for the nomination application for the Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award

Claire Barrett Member of the Year Award

This award acknowledges a WTS member who has made extraordinary contributions to the success of the organization. Selection shall be based on the following criteria:

  1. A member who has shown an extraordinary commitment to the goals and growth of WTS by working effectively in support of WTS goals. (Identify activities.)
  2. A member who has promoted the reputation of WTS within the transportation industry. (Include an explanation describing how and what was done.)
  3. A member who has worked effectively to strengthen communication between local and international WTS levels or between chapters.
  4. A member who has done an outstanding job of revitalizing or expanding a chapter or any of its functions.

Click here for the nomination application for the Claire Barrett Member of the Year Award

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

This award salutes an innovative transportation project led by a woman. Applications/nominations for the Innovative Transportation Solutions award should include the following:

  1. Describe the purpose of the transportation initiative, solution, project or policy and the number of women involved from initiation to completion.
  2. Identify the key elements of the project and how the female project manager successfully implemented those elements.
  3. Illustrate how the female project manager successfully met and overcame challenges.
  4. Explain how the project achieved its purpose.

Click here for the nomination application for the Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

Employer of the Year Award

This award honors an organization (company, non-profit, association, or government agency) for recruiting, retaining and advancing women. Applications/nominations for Employer of the Year should include the following:

  1. Describe the organization’s structure, including the number of women in executive and senior positions and those leading major initiatives.
  2. Specify the career development plans and succession programs the organization has in place for women to advance within the organization.
  3. Describe and provide example(s) of how the organization provides continuing development for its female employees through:
    • Professional education
    • Professional organizations
    • Professional development opportunities
  4. Describe and provide example(s) of how the organization encourages women students to enter the transportation field by providing internship opportunities.
  5. Describe and provide example(s) of how the organization supports WTS through memberships, sponsorships, and employee involvement at the local and international levels.

Click here for the nomination application for the Employer of the Year Award

Honorable Ray LaHood Award

This award was created to recognize a man who is not only a leader in transportation, but who has also actively led by example in seeking opportunities to advance the association’s mission and has made outstanding contributions towards the advancement of women and minorities. Selection shall be based on the following criteria:

  1. A man who is a leader in transportation and has made an outstanding contribution to the transportation industry.
  2. A man who has directly contributed toward the advancement of women and minorities through programs or opportunities in the transportation field.
  3. A man who has led by example, seeking out opportunities to advance and advocate for women in his own organization, and who has actively ensured that women are able to compete for key positions of authority within that organization.
  4. A man who through his career achievements and support of women in the industry has advanced the reputation and credibility of women in transportation.

Click here for the nomination application for the Honorable Ray LaHood Award

Woman of the Year Award

This category is designed to reach out beyond our membership to honor a woman who is an outstanding role model in transportation. Selection shall be based on the following criteria:

  1. A woman who is a leader in transportation and has made an outstanding contribution to the transportation industry.
  2. A woman who has directly contributed toward the advancement of women and minorities through programs or opportunities in the transportation field.
  3. A woman who through her career achievements and support of women in the industry has advanced the reputation and credibility of women in transportation.

Click here for the nomination application for the Woman of the Year Award

See 2017 Award Winners

Please send completed nomination applications to Carrie Lavallee (carrie.lavallee@state.ma.us).

 

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