IAWA Announces Inaugural General Aviation Women’s Leadership Forum

Registration Now Open for January 25, Boca Raton, FL Event

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – January 5, 2018 – The International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) has opened registration for its inaugural general aviation leadership forum, which will be hosted in the Privaira Aviation hangar at the Boca Raton Airport on January 25, 2018.

The event will focus on the opportunities for growth in the industry, with an emphasis on attracting, retaining and promoting women in aviation. From thought leaders in behavioral intelligence, innovation and regulatory affairs to pioneers in flight and humanitarian use of private aviation, the forum’s focus will be on taking general aviation to the next level—and using women to help. Continue reading “IAWA Announces Inaugural General Aviation Women’s Leadership Forum”

Enhancing How We Bring People Together

Lisa Piccione, President International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA)

On 8 November 2017 you are going to kick off IAWA’s 29th Annual Conference. What convinced you to meet in Berlin this year?

IAWA is a global organization, and each year we hold the Annual Conference in a different region. Over the past few years, the IAWA Annual Conference has been held in Montreal, Dubai, Seattle and Panama City. IAWA is delighted to be back in Europe this year.

Aviation and aerospace are growing in Germany, and we look forward to bringing leaders from around the world to Berlin. Continue reading “Enhancing How We Bring People Together”

Learn about Bobbi Wells, IAWA VP Inspire & Lead

As Vice President of Safety & Airworthiness, Ms. Wells is responsible for the Air Safety, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Airworthiness Records programs at FedEx Express. Her departments ensure the safety, airworthiness and regulatory compliance of the FedEx Express fleet and air operation worldwide. This includes efficacy in critical processes, such as safety management, safety analytics and air carrier manuals and records systems.

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IAWA Las Vegas Connect at NBAA

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”

IAWA Selects 2017 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award

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”

News & Views: September 2017

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

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IAWA TU Delft Scholarship

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”


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