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March 2014 News and Views Published

The March 2014 IAWA News & Views newsletter is published and available for distribution. The newsletter is a compendium of the last three months of IAWA activity, featuring articles about past and upcoming networking events.

The newsletter also includes features about Scholarships, Sponsors and welcomes to our new members.

Download your copy here.

Member Update
Congratulations to IAWA President Abby Bried on her promotion to Associate General Counsel, Regulatory, Alliances & International at United Airlines!  Congratulate Abby on the IAWA Facebook page.

President's Message - March 2014

As we began the year, my first message introduced the theme Connect, Inspire & Lead.  This message will focus on "Connect" starting with a quote from a very successful woman, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor said, "Sometimes, idealistic people put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world, you have to be known to people."    IAWA CONNECTs our members with other successful women and men in the industry. We accomplish this through our Receptions, Connects, Internships and Mentoring programs as well as through the Annual Conferences.  Read more ...

2014 Embry Riddle Scholarship Recipient

IAWA is pleased to announce that Emily Schneider is the Embry-Riddle IAWA scholarship winner for 2014. The scholarship award was presented on Thursday, January 9, 2014, during the luncheon at the Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, in Orlando, Florida, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.  Special thanks to Renee Martin-Nagle, former IAWA Board member and IAWA member, who presented the IAWA scholarship to Emily and also gave the keynote address for the ALI Symposium.  Click here to learn more about IAWA's scholarship program.


IAWA hosts Receptions and Connects around the globe allowing women in the aviation and aerospace industry to come together and network.  Join IAWA at an upcoming event and CONNECT today!   

NEW!  IAWA Internship Program

IAWA is very excited to announce the launch of its new Internship Program.  The IAWA Internship Program will provide intermediary support between IAWA member companies offering internship opportunities and potential student or professional applicants in IAWA's network. IAWA reviews the requirements of both parties involved and works towards developing a match that will lead to a summer internship or Fellowship opportunity at companies that are looking for IAWA's network of scholarship recipients and women's development network.  IAWA is currently working with ICAO and Textron through the internship program.  Click here to learn more

26th Anniversary Conference - Save the Date!

October 15-17, 2014 • The Fairmont Olympic Hotel • Seattle, Washington

IAWA's New Logo Unveiling

For its 25th Anniversary, IAWA commissioned Mary Prettyman, VP Marketing for IAWA, and Head of Strategic Marketing for Airbus North America, to modernize and change IAWA's logo.  Mary put together a committee composed of Julie Ellis, Ellyn Slow, Mylene Scholnick, Susan Walsh, Diana Gurfel, Katie Callahan and Abby Bried that worked hard through several months and three rounds of intense revisions to successfully produce a new logo keeping in line with the three key components of the brief "Aviation - Women - Global".  The logo was unveiled for the first time during IAWA's 25th Annual Conference and all attendees received a notepad with the new logo.  It was the best gift IAWA could have chosen to celebrate its quarter century anniversary and to enter into its next phase!  For those who missed our conference, we have reproduced Mary's speech, that could not summarize better IAWA's goals.  Click here to view Mary’s speech

We hope you will embark with us on our next journey.

The IAWA Board of Directors


IAWA Marketing Brochure

Available as a marketing tool for use at IAWA Receptions and Connects is this useful IAWA brochure. Its eight quad-fold pages highlight the international nature of the organization and describe it's mission and activities.

The brochure measures 8.5” x 14” (210 mm x 394 mm) open, 8.5” x 3.5” (210 mm x 97.5 mm) folded and was generously designed and provided by Airbus.

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