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July 2015 News and Views Published

The July 2015 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.

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President's Message - July 2015

I hope you are making time for a mid-year break to rest, rejuvenate and reflect. I am writing from the dock of my family summer cottage where I am inspired each year by my great-grandmother. 90 years ago she would traveled more than 375 miles alone with three children to an island in the midst of a large lake where she built a small cottage. Unlike the multiple flight options I have today, she travelled by car, train and boat to reach the island.

This magical place that inspired her to make the long journey each summer continues to inspire me today with its life’s basics. While I work for an airline that blesses me to travel the world, the lake is by far my happy place. I hope each of you have your own happy place where you too can take time for yourself and hopefully read IAWA’s newsletter. Happy place time gets us all ready to complete the year full of even more fireworks. I am thrilled to share that IAWA is set to round out 2015 with a Connect, Inspire & Lead bang!

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GE Aviation and IAWA hosted an “IAWA Connect” reception on July 22 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event was very well attended by over 40 participants from ten different organizations, including the US Air Force, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, ARGUS International, UPS and Sidley Austin. The event was kicked off by a panel discussion with Abby Bried from United Airlines, Di Reimold from IATA and Laurence Vigeant-Langlois from GE Aviation.  The panel discussion was followed by a networking session and cocktail reception.  This event provided a wonderful “connect” opportunity for aviation women in the Cincinnati area and beyond.

The IAWA Board met in Washington DC in June and also held a strategic planning session focusing on how to Connect, Inspire, & Lead the future women of IAWA.

The IAWA Community recently came together in Geneva and in Rome.  Click here to see more photos from IAWA events around the globe!

IAWA-WIA Geneva Reception at EBACE in May.

Rome Connect at LUISS Conference in June 2015.

The IAWA Community came together on June 2nd at The Boeing Company for the Washington DC Reception. The event kicked off with opening remarks from Hagir Elawad, Director of Congressional Affairs at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, and was highlighted by the presentation of the 2015 IAWA Aviation Woman of Excellence Award to Cecile Hatfield.

IAWA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Global Aerospace Summit.  Click here to learn more.

IAWA Selects 2015 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Recipient: Cecile Hatfield, Esq.

Congratulations to Cecile Hatfield, the recipient of the 2015 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award as Cecile Hatfield. The award was presented by IAWA Board Members Katherine Staton and Debra Fowler during the Washington DC Reception on June 2nd. This award recognizes women who are leaders in the field of aviation, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the industry and are respected as team players by men and women alike. As a woman who epitomizes these attributes, IAWA is honored to recognize Cecile Hatfield, Esq. as the fourth recipient of this award. Click here for more information.

Check out this video to learn about Cecile’s inspiring accomplishments.



Board Member Mary Prettyman represented IAWA at the Phoenix Reception held during ISTAT Americas on March 9th.


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IAWA hosts Receptions and Connects around the globe allowing women in the aviation and aerospace industry to come together and network.  

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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 


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.Read more ...


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