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Dr. Fang Liu of China Becomes First-Ever Woman Appointed Secretary General of ICAO

Congratulations to Dr. Fang Liu, a long time supporter of IAWA, on her appointment as Secretary General of ICAO.  Dr. Liu attended the 2013 IAWA Conference in Panama where she signed the ICAO-IAWA Memorandum of Understanding.  Click here to read the release

Dr. Fang Liu of China (left) accepts the thanks and congratulations of the ICAO Council after being appointed the first woman to serve as ICAO Secretary General, commencing 1 August 2015. She is seated beside current ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin of France (centre) and ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of Nigeria.

New Webinar Series!
We are thrilled to announce the second installment of IAWA's new webinar series: The General Aviation Market: Is it Finally Recovering?, which will be held on April 16th at 2pm ET. The webinar series is FREE for all members and is an exciting new benefit of membership. Click here for more information and to register:

IAWA Advisory Board Member Marion C. Blakey appointed President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America

Congratulations to Marion on her appointment and for her longtime support of IAWA!

Click here to read the press release.

Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann to receive the 6th Annual Outstanding Aviator Award on March 25th

Congratulations to Suzanna on receiving this great honor! 

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'Men Supporting Women's Leadership Development' featured during the IATA Legal Symposium
The IAWA Community came together during the IATA Legal Symposium for the Seoul Reception on February 26th.  There was a groundbreaking session held at the Symposium on the topic of men supporting women’s leadership development featuring a panel of  highly distinguished men moderated by IAWA President Abby Bried.  The panel included David Heffernan, Co-Chair of Cozen +Connor's Aviation group, Jim Hnat, EVP, Secretary & General Counsel, jetBlue, and Jeff Shane, General Counsel, IATA.


2015 Embry Riddle Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Jacqueline Hueneke, the Embry-Riddle IAWA scholarship winner for 2015.  The scholarship award was presented by President Abby Bried on January 30, 2015 during the luncheon at the Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, in Orlando, FL at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Center.


27th Annual Conference - Hotel Block & Registration Now Open!

Make your reservations today for the 27th Annual Conference at Fairmont the Palm in Dubai.  Click here for more information.

Registration is now available online! Register today!

January 2015 News and Views Published

The January 2015 IAWA News & Views newsletter is published and available for distribution. The newsletter is a compendium of the last three months of IAWA activity, featuring articles about past and upcoming networking events.

Download your copy here


President's Message - January 2015

As we close out 2014 and look forward to 2015, let us be proud about how IAWA continues to impact women's leadership in the aviation industry. Our 2014-2015 focus is on how IAWA members Connect, Inspire & Lead to further women's careers in the aviation and aerospace industry. 

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Membership Challenge Program

IAWA is excited to launch its new Membership Challenge program! Existing members in good standing, are encouraged to invite non-members to apply for membership. IAWA's Membership Challenge is extended to incent referrals by granting a $25 credit for each qualified referral. To qualify under the Membership Challenge, the new candidate must specifically identify the referring member in their application. Once membership is approved by the Membership Committee and the new member's dues are paid in full, the referring member will receive notice of the $25 credit. The credit will be applied to the following year's membership dues. The maximum yearly referral is 8 per existing member. Active members of the Board are excluded from the credit.

If you have questions about the program, please contact IAWA Executive Director, Jennifer Miller, at


IAWA hosts Receptions and Connects around the globe allowing women in the aviation and aerospace industry to come together and network.  

Join IAWA at an upcoming event and CONNECT today!

IAWA Marketing Brochure

Available as a marketing tool for use at IAWA Receptions and Connects is this useful IAWA brochure. Its eight quad-fold pages highlight the international nature of the organization and describe it's mission and 


The brochure measures 8.5” x 14” (210 mm x 394 mm) open, 8.5” x 3.5” (210 mm x 97.5 mm) folded and was generously designed and provided by Airbus.Read more ...



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