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Bell awards WAI $8,000 Grant for Girls

Bell awards WAI $8,000 Grant for Girls

Women in Aviation International received an $8,000 grant from Bell Helicopter which will be used to provide instructional materials about helicopters to use as a hands-on teaching activity for girls ages 8 to 16 for the September 24, 2016, youth outreach. “We are delighted with this grant which will enable us to present another fascinating… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 30-Sep-16

WAI Launches All-New Member-Friendly Website

WAI Launches All-New Member-Friendly Website

Women in Aviation International today announces the launch of its new, fully-featured website at www.WAI.org. The website has extensive content including information on scholarships, history, events, mentorships, chapter information, and aviation careers. It was designed with the member in mind – to make navigation and information access as simple as possible to WAI’s 12,000 members… Read more »

Source: WAI, 06-Jul-16

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WAI mourns pioneer Mary Feik

WAI mourns pioneer Mary Feik

We are deeply saddened to learn of WAI Pioneer Mary Feik’s passing June 10, 2016. Mary, WAI #53, was a maintenance instructor for the US Army Air Corps, and later became the first woman engineer in R&D for the USAF Air Technical Service Command. She was a renowned ambassador for the Civil Air Patrol, the… Read more »

Source: WAI, 14-Jun-16

Women in Aviation International makes three appointments

Women in Aviation International makes three appointments

Karen Gebhart, Vice President of Business Development for the Helicopter Association International, was elected for a two-year term as the chair of Women in Aviation International’s (WAI) board of directors at the 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference. She is a private pilot and industry veteran who previously worked for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots… Read more »

Source: WAI, 22-Mar-16

$600,000 available in WAI 2016 Scholarships – deadline 16 Nov

$600,000 available in WAI 2016 Scholarships – deadline 16 Nov

Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a WAI scholarship for 2016. In order to apply, you must be a WAI member as of November 2, 2015. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than November 16, 2015. “This year we are offering 111 different scholarships totaling $600,000,” says WAI President Dr…. Read more »

Source: WAI, 21-Oct-15

WAI Welcomes Cassandra Bosco as Newest Staff Member

WAI Welcomes Cassandra Bosco as Newest Staff Member

Cassandra Bosco has joined the Women in Aviation International staff as Education and Industry Relations Director. The position was created as part of the organization’s strategic plan to grow WAI’s education offerings and outreach to youth and college and university students. A founding board member of WAI and WAI member #3, Cassandra’s background includes serving… Read more »

Source: WAI, 07-Oct-15

More WAI Chapters Announce Plans for September 26 International Girls in Aviation Day

More WAI Chapters Announce Plans for September 26 International Girls in Aviation Day

As Girls in Aviation Day approaches on September 26, 2015, Women in Aviation International chapters are hard at work planning a meaningful and fun experience for local participants. This event is an outgrowth of the successful program held during the past three International Women in Aviation Conferences. “We are pleased with the ingenuity and resourcefulness… Read more »

Source: WAI, 16-Jul-15

WAI Announces Scholarships for 2016

WAI Announces Scholarships for 2016

Women in Aviation International today announced the availability of its 2016 scholarships. As of July 1, 2015, 98 separate scholarships with a combined value of more than $480,000 are offered. All WAI scholarships will be awarded during the organization’s 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in… Read more »

Source: WAI, 06-Jul-15

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WAI Adds Seven New Scholarships to 2016 Roster

WAI Adds Seven New Scholarships to 2016 Roster

Seven new scholarships will join the dozens of other scholarships available to women and men who are members of Women in Aviation International. All WAI scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee from March 10-12, 2016. “WAI scholarships… Read more »

Source: WAI, 05-Jun-15

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WAI recieves $10K grant from UPS Foundation

WAI recieves $10K grant from UPS Foundation

Women in Aviation, International received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. The grant will be used toward providing teaching materials for Girls in Aviation Day, an international outreach program planned for Saturday, September 26, 2015. That day, WAI’s nearly 100 chapters around the world… Read more »

Source: WAI, 27-May-15

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WAI Welcomes Three New Board Members

WAI Welcomes Three New Board Members

Three new board members were voted in by WAI members at the association’s annual membership meeting held during its annual conference. Voting included reelecting two current board members for another three-year term.The newly-elected board members include: Deborah Hecker is a 737-800 first officer for American Airlines. She began her aviation career in 1994 flying freight…. Read more »

Source: WAI, 14-May-15

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Women in Aviation, International Prepares for Two Significant Outreach Initiatives

Women in Aviation, International Prepares for Two Significant Outreach Initiatives

With a successful 2015 conference now concluded, Women in Aviation, International has turned its attention to two upcoming outreach programs to engage women active in the aviation industry and attract more women to the aviation community. WomenVenture, now in its eighth year, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2015, during EAA AirVenture. Originally designed to… Read more »

Source: WAI, 23-Apr-15

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Women in Aviation International 26th Annual Conference report

Women in Aviation International 26th Annual Conference report

Despite a snowy start in Dallas, the 26th Annual Women in Aviation, International Conference (WAI) fulfilled its promise to “Connect. Engage. Inspire.” with three days jammed with activities. The Hilton Anatole in Dallas was the site of the 2015 International Women in Aviation Conference held March 5-7, 2015. “A WAI Conference is like no other,”… Read more »

Source: WAI, 13-Mar-15

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WAI Announces Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015

WAI Announces Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015

Three women who changed aviation history won’t be forgotten now that they are part of the International Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame. These women will be honored at WAI’s 26th Annual International Conference which will be held on March 5-7, 2015, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The ceremony will take place… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 12-Jan-15

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Women in Aviation, International 2015 Scholarships Now Number 100

Women in Aviation, International 2015 Scholarships Now Number 100

WAI is excited to announce that the scholarships for 2015 now number 100 with the combined value of $570,940. This is the largest number of scholarships and value since the inception of WAI’s scholarship program. These scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s 26th Annual International Conference in Dallas, Texas, held in 2015 from March 5-7… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 04-Nov-14

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Women in Aviation, International Significantly Expands its Youth Outreach

Women in Aviation, International Significantly Expands its Youth Outreach

Women in Aviation, International (WAI) has announced that the association’s successful “Bring Your Daughter to the Conference Day” held for the past three years during WAI’s annual conference has been expanded and rebranded to include an international day to attract girls to aviation planned for September 26, 2015. Now called Girls in Aviation Day, the… Read more »

Source: WAI, 30-Jul-14

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HAI Inspires Next Generation at Women in Aviation Conference

HAI Inspires Next Generation at Women in Aviation Conference

Karen Gebhart, HAI’s vice president of business development, and Stan Rose, HAI’s director of safety outreach programs, are representing HAI at the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 6-8, in Orlando, Florida. Participants in the conference will be immersed in the tactics and strategies necessary for successful aviation careers. More than 4,000 women… Read more »

Source: HAI, 10-Mar-14

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WAI Announces Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2014

WAI Announces Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2014

Women in Aviation, International has selected the 2014 inductees into its International Pioneer Hall of Fame. These women will be honored at WAI’s 25th Annual International Conference which will be held on March 6-8, 2014, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL (near Orlando). The ceremony will take place at the closing… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 28-Jan-14

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WAI Announces All-Star Lineup of 2014 Conference Speakers

WAI Announces All-Star Lineup of 2014 Conference Speakers

Attendees to the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be informed and inspired by an extraordinary lineup of Conference speakers. This year’s Conference will take place from March 6-8, 2014, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (near Orlando). “As fitting our 25th anniversary year, we went all out for… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 27-Jan-14

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Female Embry-Riddle Students Given WAI Memberships

Female Embry-Riddle Students Given WAI Memberships

Female students at both campuses of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have been given a one-year membership in Women in Aviation, International. Students at both the Prescott, Arizona, campus and the Daytona Beach, Florida, campus are now full WAI members. The 1,372 Embry-Riddle students will receive all WAI member benefits. The membership costs were provided in part… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 09-Dec-13

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WAI Confirms Next “Daughter Day” for 25th Anniversary Conference

WAI Confirms Next “Daughter Day” for 25th Anniversary Conference

For the third time, Women in Aviation, International will conduct its outreach to pre-teen and teen girls as part of its “Take Your Daughter to the Conference Day” event. The first two Daughter Days were made possible through generous grants totaling $25,000 from the UPS Foundation. This past year, The Sporty’s Foundation donated training materials… Read more »

Source: WAI, 17-Jun-13

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Women of Helicopter Aviation, Speak Out!

Women of Helicopter Aviation, Speak Out!

If you’re a woman and you work in the helicopter industry, HAI and Women in Aviation, International (WAI) need you! WAI will have a booth on the exhibit floor at HELI-EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas, March 5-7, and is looking for members to staff it. HAI and WAI are also looking for some help during… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Jan-13

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HAI’s Gebhart elected to WAI Board of Directors

HAI’s Gebhart elected to WAI Board of Directors

Karen Gebhart, vice president of business development and expositions for HAI, was elected to the Board of Directors for Women in Aviation, International (WAI) during that association’s annual meeting in Dallas. “I have long admired the work WAI has done over the years to build a dynamic and growing aviation organization focused on women, and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Mar-12

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HAI brings helicopter presence to Women in Aviation

HAI brings helicopter presence to Women in Aviation

HAI is back in Dallas this week for the first of more than 20 trade shows the Association will participate in this year. The 23rd Annual Women in Aviation International (WAI) Conference begins today at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Wednesday was set up day, and also a first for WAI. HAI member company AirEvac LifeTeam of… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Mar-12

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WAI presents Helicopter Panel at 2012 Annual Conference

WAI presents Helicopter Panel at 2012 Annual Conference

A new feature at this year’s International Women in Aviation Conference is an all-female panel of helicopter experts, moderated by Helicopter Association International President Matt Zuccaro. The Helicopter Panel will take place during the General Session on Friday, March 9, 2012, which is sponsored by Helicopter Association International, EAA, GAMA and NBAA. The panel is… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 16-Feb-12

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WAI Announces Lineup of 2012 Conference Speakers

WAI Announces Lineup of 2012 Conference Speakers

Attendees to the 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be informed and inspired by an exceptional lineup of conference speakers.  This year’s conference will take place from March 8-10, 2012, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will begin Friday’s General Session sponsored by the Helicopter Association International… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 11-Feb-12

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AeroExpo UK to host Women in Aviation Regional Conference

AeroExpo UK to host Women in Aviation Regional Conference

AeroExpo UK is delighted to host the Women In Aviation Regional conference at the event during 25-27 May 2012. Women in Aviation have been part of the event as exhibitors for the last 2 years and have chosen the 2012 event at Sywell Aerodrome as their preferred choice to host their regional conference. Paddy Casey (Show Director)… Read more »

Source: AeroExpo, 07-Nov-11

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Women in Aviation International – Conference & Scholarship Updates

Women in Aviation International – Conference & Scholarship Updates

The 2012 International Women in Aviation Conference is scheduled for March 8-10, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. Dozens of scholarships are now posted online at www.wai.org. Conference The 2012 International Women in Aviation Conference is scheduled for March 8-10, 2012, in Dallas, Texas, at the Hilton Anatole. Invited speakers include: Gerard J. Arpey, CEO, American Airlines;… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 02-Aug-11

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Women in Aviation 2012 Scholarships Already at $375,000

Women in Aviation 2012 Scholarships Already at $375,000

Although the available scholarships for 2012 won’t be announced for 60 days, companies, organizations and individuals have already pledged more than 48 scholarships totaling $375,000 available to WAI members. These scholarships cover expenses for academic study, technical training, flight training as well as specialized aviation activities, including recreational flying, engineering and maintenance. In addition, FedEx… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 08-May-11

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