NJ TRANSIT SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS WOMEN BUILDERS COUNCIL CHAMPION AWARD
Award Honors Champions for Women in the Construction Industry
September 28, 2021
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Jeannie Kwon has been honored as a recipient of the Women Builders Council (WBC) Champion Award. The award is presented to individuals who empower women within the construction industry by fostering work environments that are diverse, dynamic and representative.
“The future of public transportation will greatly rely on our ability to continue to recruit and retain the highest caliber talent within the industry today,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “As a recipient of the WBC’s 2021 Champion Award, Jeannie Kwon exemplifies NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to fostering a robust and diverse work environment at the highest levels of our organization.”
“I am honored to receive this year’s WBC Champion Award,” said NJ TRANSIT Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Jeannie Kwon. “It’s a privilege to work with an organization that is so deeply committed to creating an inclusive environment which empowers the next generation of leaders to flourish.”
Jeannie is also the Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar and received the 2021 Manager of the Year Award from the Transportation Diversity Council. She is also the Executive Sponsor of B.R.I.D.G.E.S, NJ TRANSIT’s first Black and African American Company Employee Resource Group.
Established in 2004, the WBC is one of the nation’s leading voices for women business owners and professionals in construction. The organization represents women in business and professional development, amongst other fronts, and focuses on addressing the barriers that prevent women from reaching leadership potential within their field.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.