More than 40 women gathered in Dublin on Tuesday January 17 for a special IAWA reception sponsored by Pillsbury and the Airline Economics. The event was held during the largest conference in the aircraft finance industry with close to 2,400 delegates gathering from all over the world and including lessors, banks, airlines, manufacturers. Dublin hosts many leasing companies which employ a large number of women. Among IAWA’s famous members, Helane Becker and Betsy Snyder were among keynote speakers and panelists on various topics.”

Thank you to our sponsor!


Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with 19 offices worldwide.  Its Aviation practice, which advises clients on complex regulatory, enforcement, antitrust & competition, finance, insurance, litigation, and international trade matters, is ranked “Tier 1” in 2016 Chambers USA and Chambers Global.  Six Pillsbury lawyers are also cited in Chambers as national leaders in Aviation.

Pillsbury is a leader in the advancement and retention of women in law. It was among the first AmLaw 100 firms to promote women to partner and the first one to elect a woman as chair.  Pillsbury has appeared on Working Mother magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies for eight years.  The NAFE included Pillsbury on its “Top Companies for Executive Women,” and the WLEF has certified Pillsbury as a gold-standard firm.

IAWA is a non-profit association providing a worldwide network dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the aviation and aerospace industries at all levels across the globe. IAWA sponsors informative meetings, hosts receptions and connects, publishes newsletters, and keeps its members updated on the latest industry developments.


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