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IAWA Connect Breakfast – Orlando

On January 19th Embry Riddle Aeronautical University kindly hosted a breakfast on behalf of IAWA for...

70th Anniversary of the ICAO SAM Office Celebration

This December 7th, during the celebration 70th Anniversary of the ICAO SAM Office held in Lima, Mari...

IAWA/Wings Club Joint Outstanding Aviator Award Presentation & Reception

IAWA members and Board members attended the yearly Annual Meeting of the Wings where IAWA co-sponsor...

IAWA Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling Survey Reception

The aviation community came together on April 2nd in Washington, DC to hear the preliminary results ...

Connect at the Aviation News Airline Economics Conference

Mylene Scholnick and Lisa Lyons enjoy catching up at IAWA’s Connect held at the Aviation News ...

IAWA Connect Breakfast – Orlando

On January 19th Embry Riddle Aeronautical University kindly hosted a breakfast on behalf of IAWA for...

70th Anniversary of the ICAO SAM Office Celebration

This December 7th, during the celebration 70th Anniversary of the ICAO SAM Office held in Lima, Mari...

30th Annual Conference in Memphis: Civil Rights, Elvis, Ducks and… oh yeah Aviation

Under the theme MAKING CONNECTIONS, the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) held its 30...

IAWA Networking Breakfast at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum

IAWA and ALTA organized a networking breakfast at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Panama, on Octob...

Zoë Laydon Represented IAWA at ATAG’s Sustainable Aviation Summit

Special thanks to Zoë Laydon for representing IAWA on the diversity panel at ATAG’s Susta...

IAWA Connects in Dubai

IAWA members and friends connected on September 23rd in Dubai at the CAE training center. There were...

Charter for UK Women in Aerospace and Aviation takes off

In May this year at an IAWA event at Kennedys law firm, Mary Macleod from Kornferry suggested that t...

Wings Club September Leaders Series

At the Wings Club September Leaders speaker series on September 13th, Fedex Express President and CE...

Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: Five Aviation/Aerospace Stakeholders Launch Global Study on Women in Leadership

September 13, 2018 – Five stakeholder organizations in the aviation and aerospace industry wil...

From rocker to aviation exec, Mylène Scholnick doesn’t miss a beat

With her dark hair tied back and dressed in a corporate power suit, Mylène Scholnick looks ve...

Cape Town Connect – August 2018

On August 7th, South Africa IAWA co-hosted a Connect with the Professional Women Controllers, Inc. (...

Ballot Box to Wing Box

2018 Farnborough Airshow, the UK Prime Minister announced that “HMG will seek to embed a UK Wo...

Connect: Melbourne, Australia

IAWA coordinated an inaugural Connect in Melbourne, Australia, co-sponsored by Women in Aviation/Aer...

Connect: Farnborough International Airshow

Our friends at Airbus hosted a wonderful IAWA reception at the Airbus Pavilion during the Farnboroug...

TRU Girls Garden Party

TRU Simulation + Training, IAWA’s Bronze Supporter, hosted their TRU Girls Garden Party at the...

IAWA Connect: Chicago, June 25th

AAR, a global provider of aftermarket aviation services to airlines, held an event June 25th at its ...

Fifth Air Law Conference – Creating Legal Gateways in the Italian, European and International Aviation Market

On June 15th Pierallini Law Firm sponsored an incredible reception hosted at the home of Laura Piera...

Use the power of your diversity | Fariba Alamdari | TEDxSeattle

As Vice President of Marketing for Boeing, Fariba Alamdari is the picture of success. But the hurdle...

A Message from IAWA President, Alina Nassar

Countless studies from international organizations and private entities have evidenced how relegated...

The Spirit Foundation from Spirit Airlines grants IAWA with a $20,000 contribution

During their “Bare Fare” Golf Tournament event, the Spirit Foundation from Spirit Airlin...

Connect: Miami at Greenberg Traurig

The Board of Directors and Advisory Board of IAWA held its in-person meeting in May 22 and 23, in Mi...

IAWA’s First Iftar in Dubai Gathering

IAWA VP for Middle East & Africa, Kinda Sarrage, hosted IAWA’s first Iftar in Dubai on Mon...

IAWA Connect in Seville

Networking, aviation and women. Interesting IAWA Connect in Seville, to share points of view and pro...

“The Untapped Workforce”, Featured in Altitudes Europe by René Banglesdorf – IAWA’s VP – Inspire and Lead

René Banglesdorf, IAWA’s VP – Inspire and Lead, recently wrote an article titled ...

Connect: London Breakfast – May 1, 2018

Kennedys and IAWA hosted a London Connect breakfast on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. They were joined by gue...

IAWA Connect: Conference Preview Gathering in Memphis

On April 4, 2018, Robbin Page and Bobbi Wells – both members of IAWA’s Board of Director...

Vaughn WAI: The 3rd Annual Powerful Women in Aviation

On April 17th, Vaughn College held a lunch-and-learn program for female students attending aviation ...

IAWA Connect at the IATA Safety and Flight Operations Conference

More than a hundred people gathered for an IAWA Connect at the IATA Safety and Flight Operations con...

IAWA Members Attend ATW’s Airline Industry Achievement Awards

Aviation Week Network’s Air Transport World hosted their 44th Annual Airline Industry Achievem...

ISTAT Americas in San Diego on March 5 at the Marriott Marquis

Mary Ellen Jones was our keynote speaker and gave us professional advice on how to grow our careers ...

Major General Patrick Henry Brady (US Army Ret.) to Receive 2018 Annual Outstanding Aviator Award

The Wings Club Foundation, Inc. and IAWA (International Aviation Women’s Association) will hon...

Connect: Vaughn College

Sharon DeVivo, President of Vaughn College and IAWA Board member and Michael Brady, Assistant VP of ...

Airbus hosts IAWA Connect at the Singapore Air Show on February 7

Embracing diversity across the regions Airbus hosts IAWA Connect at the Singapore Airshow Airb...

Robbin S. Page joins IAWA’s Board of Directors

Robbin Page was promoted Jan. 18, 2018 to her position as Vice President, FedEx Express Human Resour...

News & Views: January 2018

In this issue: President’s Message; IAWA Selects 2017 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Aw...

IAWA 2018 Embry-Riddle Scholarship Awarded to Mengyuan Lu

My name is Mengyuan Lu, graduated from Civil Aviation University of China, coming to Embry-Riddle fo...

IAWA Announces Inaugural General Aviation Women’s Leadership Forum

Registration Now Open for January 25, Boca Raton, FL Event BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – January 5,...

Inspiring Conference Welcome Message from Commissioner Bulc

European Commissioner Violeta Bulc sent an inspiring message to attendees at the 29th Annual Confere...

Learn about Bobbi Wells, IAWA VP Inspire & Lead

As Vice President of Safety & Airworthiness, Ms. Wells is responsible for the Air Safety, Qualit...

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 ...

IAWA Selects 2017 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award

The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 201...

News & Views: September 2017

In this issue: President’s Message; ICAO and ACI to collaborate on new airport training; Annua...

IAWA TU Delft Scholarship

On September 7th, IAWA President Lisa Piccione joined with the faculty and students at TU Delft in t...

IAWA Hill Dickinson London Reception

IAWA teamed up with Hill Dickinson in London for another successful regional reception. Held at the ...

ACI-NA/IAWA Breakfast

Airports Council International—North America (ACI-NA) was pleased to partner with IAWA to brin...

IAWA Toulouse Connect

On September 14, IAWA members and friends gathered in Toulouse for an IAWA Connect at the Airbus Biz...

Next Generation of Leaders: Interview with Divya Kamania

Divya Kamania is our most recent scholarship recipient from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. We...

Creating Careers & Connections for Women in Aviation Forum hosted by GE in Sydney on July 28, 2017

GEWN in partnership with IAWA hosted a moderated discussion consisting of 4 key panel members and in...

Ana Persiani, IAWA Regional VP – Americas A21 Interview

“The aviation industry not yet considers women as productive as men” Ana Persiani / IAWA...

IAWA Santiago Connect – June 20th

Over 30 IAWA members and friends attended the Santiago Connect held on June 20th at the offices of C...

IAWA Reception at Paris Air Show Le Bourget

On June 21, 2017, over 60 IAWA members and friends gathered for a reception at the Paris Air Show. ...

Brussels — Transatlantic Aviation Issues Executive Forum Reception

On Tuesday, June 27th, IAWA members were invited to attend the Welcome Reception during the Transatl...

ICAO and ACI to collaborate on new airport training

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu (right), and Airports Council International (ACI) Director Gener...

IAWA Miami Connect at IATA Wings of Change

IAWA, in partnership with IATA Americas, hosted a luncheon during the IATA Wings of Change Conferenc...

IAWA Berlin Connect – May 2017

Board Members Dagmar Drucker and Katherine Bennett joined Executive Director Jennifer Miller and IAW...

IAWA Montréal Connect at ICAO

ICAO hosted, once again, a successful IAWA Montreal Connect sponsored by ICAO, ACI and IATA, on 17 M...

News & Views: May 2017

In this issue: President’s Message; Heather Penney Recipient of the 2017 Annual Outstanding Av...

IAWA Singapore Connect at ISTAT

Airbus hosted the first South East Asian edition of the International Aviation Womens Association (I...

EALA Connect April 2017

IAWA Members Carol Anderson and Claudia Hess hosted a successful and lively IAWA Connect breakfast a...

IAWA Dallas Connect at Heli-Expo March 2017

During Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas, TX, Safran was honored to host IAWA on March 8th which was also Int...

CAF Rise Above: WASP Event – April 2017

IAWA Members Abby Bried, Ann Goodman and Ann Taylor with 2017 Outstanding Aviator Award Recipient He...

‘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 ...

IAWA Hamburg Messe Connect at Aircraft Interiors Expo

IAWA members and friends came together at the end of a busy Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg to ne...

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 Me...

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 recogniti...

IAWA Board Meeting – March 2017

The IAWA Board of Directors met in New York this week to further the Association’s mission to ...

International Civil Aviation Organization Aviation Scholarship – Deadline 10 April 2017

With the objective of enhancing the development of women in aviation, the International Civil Aviati...

Wings Club Annual Meeting in New York

IAWA Board Members Mary Ellen Jones and Mylene Scholnick presenting the 2017 Outstanding Aviator Awa...

IAWA Member MC Ernst Promoted to Vice President at United States Aviation Underwriters

IAWA Member MC Ernst was recently promoted to Vice President at United States Aviation Underwriters....

Heather Penney to Receive the 2017 Annual Outstanding Aviator Award

This year, The Wings Club Foundation, Inc. and IAWA (International Aviation Womens Association), wil...

IAWA Bonita Springs Connect at NBAA

Three IAWA members, Ellyn Slow, Melissa Harder and Sharon Holahan, presented an Insurance Panel at t...

International Women’s Day

The IAWA Board of Directors and the Advisory Board invite you to join us in celebrating Internationa...

IAWA Webinar Series – 4 Ways Women Can Rise Above the Status Quo in Aviation

4 Ways Women Can Rise Above the Status Quo in Aviation Webinar Rene Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bra...

IAWA Dublin Connect at Airline Economics Growth Frontier 2017 Conference

More than 40 women gathered in Dublin on Tuesday January 17 for a special IAWA reception sponsored b...

IAWA 2017 Embry-Riddle Scholarship Awarded to Divya Kamania

IAWA Advisory Board Member Katherine Staton presented this year’s 2017 Embry-Riddle Scholarshi...

News & Views: January 2017

In this issue: President’s Message; The 28th Annual Conference Wrap Up; Save the Date: IAWA 29...

Mylene Scholnick Joins ICF Aviation Group

Mylene recently joined ICF in their Aviation group. She will be involved in aviation asset advisory ...

Global Aerospace Industry Trends and Opportunities Webinar, Presented by By FedEx

Members Only Webinar With the global aerospace industry positioned to grow, the size and geograph...

Joint IAWA/ICAO Statement on Gender Equality in Aviation

We, the representatives of the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) and the Internationa...

Dreams Soar Welcomes Katherine Staton from Jackson Walker As Our New Legal Counsel

Dreams Soar is excited to announce that we have partnered with the expert legal counsel of Katherine...

Paris Reception on December 5th

On December 5, IAWA members and friends came together in Paris at an IAWA Connect hosted at the offi...

The Wings Club November Luncheon

IAWA Honorary Board Member Mary Ellyn Jones, the first female President of the Wings Club, spoke at ...

ALTA Breakfast Reception on November 15th in Mexico City

IAWA Board Members Alina Nassar and Ana Maria Blanco- Persiani at the ALTA Breakfast Reception on No...

2016 Vaughn College Gala on November 10th

IAWA Advisory Board Member Dr. Sharon DeVivo with Honorary Board Member Marion Blakey at the 2016 Va...

The 28th Annual Conference Wrap Up

The 28th Annual Conference was a success with record breaking attendance! Thank you to those who hel...

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