The IAWA Board of Directors came together on April 26-27th in Washington, DC. The Board focused on carrying out IAWA’s mission to Connect, Inspire & Lead women leaders in the aviation and aerospace industries.
Congratulations to Meenakshi Balan, recipient of the 2015 IAWA-ICAO Aviation Scholarship!
Airline Responds to Ecuador Earthquake
Airlink has initiated a response following the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday evening. We now know that the quake took the lives of more than 350 people - a number that is expected to rise considerably with more than 2,500 injured and many more still missing in the rubble.
Airlink, in partnership with United Airlines, has already assisted two nonprofit organizations in their response efforts, including support for a four-person disaster assistance response team (DART) from All Hands Volunteers, and personnel from Waves for Water who will be assisting affected populations with access to clean water.
2016 will be an exciting and transformational year for IAWA! In 2015, IAWA’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board completed a comprehensive strategic plan review and update that will create additional opportunities for IAWA members to Connect, Inspire and Lead. Over the course of the next year, we will be unveiling several new or upgraded initiatives that will enhance how IAWA brings people together in this international industry
The March 2016 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.
2016 ACI Airport Executive Leadership Programme (AELP)
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The IAWA Community recently came together in Orlando, Quito, Ecuador, Barcelona, Washington DC and New York. Click here to see more photos from IAWA events around the globe!
The IAWA Community came together on April 26th for the Washington DC Reception. Held in conjunction with the IAWA Board Meeting, this unique event provided members and friends the opportunity to network with Board Members, friends and new connections. Thank you to Pillsbury for hosting the event!
IAWA and IATA co-hosted a breakfast reception on February 19th, 2016 at the IATA Legal Symposium held in Barcelona, Spain. The reception was well attended by more than 30 women in the industry, as well as IAWA board members Carol Anderson and Alina Nassar, and IAWA advisory board member Elizabeth Freidenberg.
IAWA Board members and members met in New York for a Connect generously sponsored by Condon & Forsyth at their offices to honor our 2015 Vaughn Scholarship recipient Stephanie Correa. Sharon Devivo, Vaughn's President and IAWA Board member, celebrated the accomplishments of Stephanie as well as those of previous recipients also present, Anaid Torres Ortiz and Katherine Guerrero. Stephanie is the third recipient of IAWA’s scholarship program to Vaughn College’s students.
An IAWA Connect was held on January 21, 2016 at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium (ALIS) in Orlando, FL. IAWA's 2015 Woman of Excellence, Cecile Hatfield, is the ALIS Program Chair Emeritus and as usual put together a memorable aviation event with a number of IAWA women present.
IAWA 27th Annual Conference in Dubai!
The Global Aerospace Summit is an exclusive, invitation only cross-industry forum for C-level executives, senior decision makers and government officials involved in the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. The next edition will be held on the 07 -08 March 2016 in Abu Dhabi.
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation called for a special session on women at the 7th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Ministerial. As a result, Ministers directed the APEC Transportation Working Group to launch a Women in Transportation initiative to develop and implement actions that advance opportunities for women throughout the sector. Learn more at https://www.transportation.gov/APECWomen.
2016 Membership Renewals are now open! Renew your membership today!