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2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Scholarship Awarded to Aissatou Nafi Maiga
IAWA is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is Aissatou Nafi Maiga. Aissatou is studying at Embry Riddle Worldwide Miami, pursuing her Master of Science in Aeronautical Management and Safety, with expected graduate date in 2016. Aissatou had a BS in Airway Management from Florida Memorial University. Aissatou has been on the President's list, the Dean's list, the Highest Honor's Program GPA and her dream is to contribute to improving aviation safety around the world.

IAWA 27th Annual Conference in Dubai!
Thank you to those who helped make IAWA's 27th Annual Conference a success! 

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Conference attendees went offsite to the Dubai Airshow to connect with aviation and aerospace professionals from all areas of the industry, as well as view the marvels of the aerial display. 

The Global Aerospace Summit is an exclusive, invitation only cross-industry forum for C-level executives, senior decision makers and government officials involved in the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industries. The next edition will be held on the 07 -08 March 2016 in Abu Dhabi. 

APEC Women in Transportation (WiT) Initiative

APEC WiT Initiative framework presented by Susan Kurland, DOT Assistant Secretary for Aviation and Int’l Affairs, and other women leaders at the White House on July 28, 2015. 

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation called for a special session on women at the 7th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Ministerial. As a result, Ministers directed the APEC Transportation Working Group to launch a Women in Transportation initiative to develop and implement actions that advance opportunities for women throughout the sector. Learn more at

October 2015 News and Views Published

The October 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 - October 2015

We are excited about our approaching 27th Annual International Aviation Women’s Association Conference – Connect, Inspire & Lead in Dubai, November 10-12, 2015. The Annual Conference is the pinnacle IAWA event of the year allowing women leaders in our industry to share knowledge and connect. I encourage each of you to participate in what will be a historic event as IAWA brings its Annual Conference to the Middle for the first time!

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Renew Your IAWA Membership

2016 Membership Renewals are now open! Renew your membership today​! ​



The IAWA Community recently came together in Orlando and Quito, Ecuador.  Click here to see more photos from IAWA events around the globe!

Over 82 women came together on January 26th for the Ecuador First Meeting of Women Leaders Reception in Quito. Thank you to the organizer of the event Paz Horowitz Abogados!


An IAWA Connect was held on January 21, 2016 at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium (ALIS) in Orlando, FL. IAWA's 2015 Woman of Excellence, Cecile Hatfield, is the ALIS Program Chair Emeritus and as usual put together a memorable aviation event with a number of IAWA women present.


The IAWA Board met in Washington DC in June and also held a strategic planning session focusing on how to Connect, Inspire, & Lead the future women of IAWA.


IAWA Selects 2015 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Recipient: Cecile Hatfield, Esq.

Congratulations to Cecile Hatfield, the recipient of the 2015 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award as Cecile Hatfield. The award was presented by IAWA Board Members Katherine Staton and Debra Fowler during the Washington DC Reception on June 2nd. This award recognizes women who are leaders in the field of aviation, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the industry and are respected as team players by men and women alike. As a woman who epitomizes these attributes, IAWA is honored to recognize Cecile Hatfield, Esq. as the fourth recipient of this award. Click here for more information.

Check out this video to learn about Cecile’s inspiring accomplishments.



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 ...


28th Annual Conference

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