At NBAA-BACE 2017 in Las Vegas, about 45 women gathered to meet and network with other high-profile women in the business aviation community. In Dassault Falcon Jet’s VIP lounge, Don Pointer of gave a few opening remarks welcoming the ladies and underscoring Falcon’s dedication to seeing more women entering and being promoted within the industry. Continue reading “IAWA Las Vegas Connect at NBAA”
The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award as Joan Sullivan Garrett. 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 Joan Sullivan Garrett as the sixth recipient of this award.
Sullivan Garrett has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of women in the aviation industry and to IAWA. Garrett has served in a leadership capacity as a Board member. “Joan Sullivan Garrett has long been recognized as an effective industry leader and a driving force for change,” said IAWA President Lisa Piccione. “Joan’s work as an IAWA Board member and as a global business leader has opened doors for countless women in the industry.” Piccione added that “Joan has been and continues to be a mentor to women around the world. She is someone who leads by example, is truly a role model — and a Woman of Excellence!” Continue reading “IAWA Selects 2017 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award”
In this issue: President’s Message; ICAO and ACI to collaborate on new airport training; Annual Conference; Next Generation of Leaders: Interview with Divya Kamania; Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors; FedEx: Be Bold; Airbus: #EmbraceDiversity!;Textron: Leading the Way in Aviation; Loise Mwangi – ICAO/IAWA Aviation Scholarship Recipient; Past Events; Upcoming Events; Sponsorship; Ana Persiani, IAWA Regional VP – Americas A21 Interview; Welcome New Members
On September 7th, IAWA President Lisa Piccione joined with the faculty and students at TU Delft in the Netherlands to present a 2017 IAWA scholarship to aerospace engineering student Sumana Mukherkee. IAWA added a STEM-focused scholarship this year in Europe and is delighted to partner with TU Delft in our mission to attract and promote young women to careers in aviation and aerospace. Continue reading “IAWA TU Delft Scholarship”
IAWA teamed up with Hill Dickinson in London for another successful regional reception. Held at the Hill Dickinson London HQ on September 20th, IAWA was joined by Natalie Reynolds of advantageSpring for an inspirational master-class on negotiation. While some of us may be quite confident in our negotiation abilities, Natalie explored how unconscious negative assumptions regarding women’s ability to negotiate persist and therefore can sabotage outcomes. Being armed with this knowledge, the audience was guided though some punchy solutions to get the best out of every negotiation. Continue reading “IAWA Hill Dickinson London Reception”
Airports Council International—North America (ACI-NA) was pleased to partner with IAWA to bring women in airports together during the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Continue reading “ACI-NA/IAWA Breakfast”
On September 14, IAWA members and friends gathered in Toulouse for an IAWA Connect at the Airbus BizLab. IAWA President Lisa Piccione and Airbus Chief of Staff Jane Basson spoke to the group about IAWA and advancing women in aviation and aerospace. Many thanks to IAWA Board member Katherine Bennett, Jennifer Ouarrag, Yoann Lacan and everyone at Airbus for hosting a great event.
Divya Kamania is our most recent scholarship recipient from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. We interviewed Divya about her experience as an IAWA scholarship recipient and the impact it has had on her life. Divya’s story is not only inspiring but it demonstrates IAWA’s aim to motivate women to reach their goals, get inspired and lead.
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