In the first part of 2015, IAWA has made some exciting news as we Connect, Inspire & Lead to further women’s careers in the aviation and aerospace industry.
We have been connecting in many locations including Orlando, Seoul, Bonita Springs, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami and New York with upcoming events in Geneva, Singapore, Rome, New York and Washington D.C. Additional events are posted on the website, with many more opportunities to connect. The Annual Conference is lined up, starting with an invitation to the Dubai Airshow and two days of IAWA’s Connect, Inspire and Lead opportunities. It is time now to make your plans to join us as the women of IAWA make history in Dubai – you will not want to miss it!
Congratulations to Suzanna Darcy Henneman who was awarded the 6th Annual Outstanding Aviator Award on March 25th during the Wing’s Club Annual Meeting.
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.
Lindsey Altmeyer is the winner of IAWA's SMU Dedman School of Law scholarship for 2015. Lindsey's interest in and appreciation for aviation stemmed originally from her father's and grandfather's experience as pilots. Her work with Congressman Sam Johnson, a fighter pilot and champion for aviation in Congress, fostered her increased interest in aviation. Lindsey's academic record at SMU is outstanding and she is Managing Editor Elect of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. The scholarship was presented by Katherine Staton, past president of IAWA, at the SMU Air Law Symposium in March. IAWA is pleased to welcome Lindsey to the distinguished ranks of IAWA scholarship winners!
Board Member Mary Prettyman represented IAWA at the Phoenix Reception held during ISTAT Americas on March 9th.
Dr. Fang Liu of China Becomes First-Ever Woman Appointed Secretary General of ICAO
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.
Congratulations to Marion on her appointment and for her longtime support of IAWA!
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.