WASHINGTON – Amtrak was honored for empowering women in the workplace, earning a spot on the Forbes 2023 list of Best Employers for Women. The achievement comes as Amtrak builds an expanded workforce to modernize infrastructure, improve and expand train services and reach more of America.
“At Amtrak, we are building an inclusive workplace where women are leading the way toward a new era of rail travel in the United States,” said Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner. “This recognition acknowledges our commitment to creating equitable opportunities and embracing the unique perspectives of women in our organization as we work to bring more trains to more people.”
Winners were selected from a survey of more than 60,000 U.S.-based employees working for companies of at least 1,000 people, including more than 40,000 women. Participants were asked to evaluate their employers on criteria including work atmosphere, development opportunities, pay equity, family support, diversity and number of women serving as top executives or in board positions.
“This award recognizes our efforts as we create an inclusive environment where women are treated fairly, have equal access to opportunities and can contribute to Amtrak’s success,” said Tracie Winbigler, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and executive sponsor of Notch 8, Amtrak’s Employee Resource Group for women and allies. “I am proud to lead an Employee Resource Group like Notch 8 that offers women and employees the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
Amtrak remains focused on cultivating an environment that is inclusive to all people and embracing the diversity of all employees. This includes through the development of employee resource groups (ERGs), including Notch 8, which offers women and their allies opportunities to reach their full potential at Amtrak through professional and leadership development, networking, teamwork and collaboration.
For more information about Amtrak’s ongoing commitment to empowering women in the workplace as well as diversity, inclusion and belonging, please visit amtrak.com/diversity.
To stay up to date on career opportunities and become a part of the team that moves America forward, please visit the Amtrak career site.