Speaking Engagement

Annual LRW Railway Women Conference

League of Railway Women

Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN

Blank Rome Government Relations principal Katie Kachel, a League of Railway Women (“LRW”) Board Member (Director-at-Large) and Events Committee Chair, is working with other volunteers to plan and produce educational sessions for the Annual LRW Railway Women Conference, part of the Railway Supply Institute (“RSI”) Technical Conference at Railway Interchange 2023, being held October 2 through 4, 2023, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Katie, who was recently voted to the LRW Executive Board and will serve as the organization’s Secretary, will emcee LRW’s educational breakout sessions at the multi-day event, which also includes a tour and reception hosted by the Indiana Rail Road and co-sponsored by The Greenbrier Companies, CSX Corporation, and Canadian National Railway.


Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America with over 700 exhibitors and many opportunities to further education in rail.

 Panels include:

  • Short Line Safety Institute (“SLSI”): Today and Tomorrow
  • Rail Structural Design: Unique Stories of Complex Structures
  • The Railroad of the Future: Trends and Transformation
  • Women Conductors: What Is Your Why?
  • How Amtrak Partners to Improve Incident Response

The conference will conclude with an LRW Informal Membership Meeting

To learn more, please visit the event webpage.

Katie Kachel poses with a group at the Annual LRW Railway Women Conference at Railway Interchange, October 2023.
Katie Kachel (at far left) at the Annual LRW Railway Women Conference at Railway Interchange, October 2023.