International Aviation Womens Association


President's Message - April 2015

In the first part of 2015, IAWA has made some exciting news as we Connect, Inspire & Lead to further women’s careers in the aviation and aerospace industry.  

We have been connecting in many locations including Orlando, Seoul, Bonita Springs, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami and New York with upcoming events in Geneva, Singapore, Rome, New York and Washington D.C.  Additional events are posted on the website, with many more opportunities to connect.  The Annual Conference is lined up, starting with an invitation to the Dubai Airshow and two days of IAWA’s Connect, Inspire and Lead opportunities.  It is time now to make your plans to join us as the women of IAWA make history in Dubai – you will not want to miss it!

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Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann Receives the 6th Annual Outstanding Aviator Award

Congratulations to Suzanna Darcy Henneman who was awarded the 6th Annual Outstanding Aviator Award on March 25th during the Wing’s Club Annual Meeting.

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New Webinar Series! 

We are thrilled to announce the second installment of IAWA's new webinar series: The General Aviation Market: Is it Finally Recovering?, which will be held on April 16th at 2pm ET. The webinar series is FREE for all members and is an exciting new benefit of membership. Click here for more information and to register.

Lindsey Altmeyer is the winner of IAWA's SMU Dedman School of Law scholarship for 2015.  Lindsey's interest in and appreciation for aviation stemmed originally from her father's and grandfather's experience as pilots.  Her work with Congressman Sam Johnson, a fighter pilot and champion for aviation in Congress, fostered her increased interest in aviation.  Lindsey's academic record at SMU is outstanding and she is Managing Editor Elect of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. The scholarship was presented by Katherine Staton, past president of IAWA, at the SMU Air Law Symposium in March. IAWA is pleased to welcome Lindsey to the distinguished ranks of IAWA scholarship winners!

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

Dr. Fang Liu of China Becomes First-Ever Woman Appointed Secretary General of ICAO

Congratulations to Dr. Fang Liu, a long time supporter of IAWA, on her appointment as Secretary General of ICAO.  Dr. Liu attended the 2013 IAWA Conference in Panama where she signed the ICAO-IAWA Memorandum of Understanding.  Click here to read the release

Dr. Fang Liu of China (left) accepts the thanks and congratulations of the ICAO Council after being appointed the first woman to serve as ICAO Secretary General, commencing 1 August 2015. She is seated beside current ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin of France (centre) and ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of Nigeria.

IAWA Advisory Board Member Marion C. Blakey appointed President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America

Congratulations to Marion on her appointment and for her longtime support of IAWA!

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27th Annual Conference - Hotel Block & Registration Now Open!

Make your reservations today for the 27th Annual Conference at Fairmont the Palm in Dubai.  Click here for more information.

Registration is now available online! Register today!

January 2015 News and Views Published

The January 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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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!

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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