The aviation industry is open to all who seek its thrills and adventures. There are never two days the same and so many talented females engage in varying roles. From Flight Dispatcher to Airline Captain, Airport Operations Specialist to Fueler, Private Pilot to Flight Attendant, there is a valued place for all who work in aviation. Aim high….

Association for Women Airplane Mechanics

“Our inspiration to organize came from the expressed need for women, in the maintenance and engineering segments of the aviation industry to have a means by which to communicate and support each other. Most of us have experienced the loneliness of being the only one or one of a handful of women in our position at work or school. Even when we attended the WAI (Women in Aviation) conference and found ourselves surrounded by a sea of extraordinary women, our perception was that the participants were predominantly pilots. Again, we found ourselves in what appeared to be a rather different minority status.”


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International Women of Aviation Week

“The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) – a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, Canada – leads an industry alliance counting close to 10,000 industry professionals and enthusiasts plus nearly 600 Certified Women Friendly organizations representing all sectors of the industry in 44 countries on 5 continents. The group is dedicated to fostering gender balance thus, growth, in the air and space industry.

By studying and addressing the behaviors and attitudes that effectively exclude women, iWOAW has established a proven track record of developing creative, innovative, and engaging initiatives that change perceptions, motivate action, and deliver results. Its multi-pronged approach to gender balance advancement features a blend of outreach, education, and advocacy designed to steer women towards the industry then steer them towards success.”


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Women in Aerospace

“Women in Aerospace (WIA) is dedicated to increasing the leadership capabilities and visibility of women in the aerospace community. We acknowledge and promote innovative individuals who strive to advance the aerospace industry as a whole. Our membership, comprised of both women and men, share a passion for a broad spectrum of aerospace issues. These include human space flight, aviation, remote sensing, satellite communications, robotic space exploration, and the policy issues surrounding these fields, among others.”


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Women in Aviation International

“Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Our diverse membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers and many others.


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