CAF Rise Above: WASP Event – April 2017

IAWA Members Abby Bried, Ann Goodman and Ann Taylor with 2017 Outstanding Aviator Award Recipient Heather Penny and Erin Miller at the CAF Rise Above: WASP event in Chicago on April 13th.


‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ by IAWA Member Carolina Ortiz Espinoza

It is the question that I ask from time to time to my 3 year old daughter. In this regard I propose some alternatives: astronaut, lawyer, engineer, pilot of airplanes or pilot of helicopters. She replies: helicopter pilot. A response that despite having grown surrounded by airplanes has been constant since the first time.

In contrast to this, I clearly remember that a few years ago in a law class they asked a classmate what she wanted to specialize in; She responded to space law. The whole class burst out laughing and even one called it crazy. Despite this, she stood firm in her response that moment. Nowadays I know that he has not specialized in space law. Click here to read the full article.


Past President, Julie Ellis, Honored by Memphis Business Journal

Butler Snow attorney Julie H. Ellis was recently awarded the 2017 Best of the Bar Awards from the Memphis Business Journal. Ellis was presented the award on March 7 at the Opera Memphis.

The Best of the Bar Awards honor top legal minds in the Memphis area, whether they are in a private firm, serve as an attorney for the government, or work as in-house counsel for a company.  Winners are selected by a panel of judges and weighed based on legal excellence in service to their firm, organization or company; service to their profession; and community involvement.

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IAWA Board Member René Banglesdorf Named 2017 Enterprising Woman of the Year

The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship. Click here to learn more.

IAWA Board Meeting – March 2017

The IAWA Board of Directors met in New York this week to further the Association’s mission to Connect, Inspire and Lead women in Aviation & Aerospace. Stay tuned for exciting initiatives!


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