2022 Events

December Events

WTS-DC Holiday Party 2022

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Kimpton Hotel Monaco 700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004

Join us to celebrate the holiday season, recognize the advancement of women in transportation, and raise a glass to mark WTS-DC's 45 years of supporting transportation professionals in the Nation's Capital!

Our annual Holiday Party is a wonderful opportunity to network, celebrate the holiday season, and recognize the achievements and advancement of women in the transportation industry. Jennifer Mitchell, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, will provide opening remarks. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

At the Holiday Party, WTS-DC will honor area transportation professionals and companies who have contributed to the transformation of the transportation industry and the advancement of women in the industry:

  • Woman of the Year Award - Monica Backmon, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
  • Honorable Ray LaHood Award - Stephen Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak
  • Member of the Year Award - Cerasela Cristei, Director of Design, EXP
  • Rosa Parks Diversity Award - Mugdha Tipnis, Vice President, WSP
  • Employer of the Year Award - Dewberry, Fairfax, VA
  • Innovative Transportation Solutions Award - WMATA Equity Toolkit, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Randy Clarke, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, will present the 2022 WTS-DC Recognition Awards.

Recognizing the vital role of education in facilitating advancement, WTS-DC also will present scholarships to deserving young women who are studying transportation at undergraduate and graduate programs in the Washington, DC area.

Kate Mattice, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, will present the 2022 WTS-DC Scholarship Awards. If you would like to support WTS-DC’s Scholarship Fund, there will be an option to do so at the Holiday Party’s scholarship tree. All donations are tax-deductible!

We would love to have you as a member. You can sign up here join our organization!

We hope you will join us for this year’s in-person celebration. WTS-DC will follow all DC local ordinances and Hotel Monaco policies in effect on the day of the event.

Online Registration Closes on November 22, 2022 at 11:59 p.mWalk-ins will not be accepted.

Registrations are refundable during the online registration period only. To request a refund, please email wtsdchospitality@gmail.com by November 22, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. If you are unable to attend after the registration period ends, you are welcome to transfer your ticket by notifying wtsdchospitality@gmail.com.