Founded in 1988, the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) brings together women of achievement in the aviation industry and promotes their advancement internationally through the establishment of a worldwide network of aviation professional contacts. IAWA is an international organization for women who hold senior positions in the aviation and aerospace industry including airport management and consulting, commercial, general and business aviation, banking and leasing, economic and business consulting, education and research, engineering, finance, government, insurance, international relations, law, manufacturing, media and space.
As the industry adjusts to worldwide economic and political change, women are assuming greater and more visible roles. Through annual global conferences, IAWA provides a forum to share views on matters of importance to the industry, as well as to women generally. Although women generally should have five years management-level experience in the industry, or comparable experience, to join IAWA, our Annual Conference is open to attendance by non-members.
As an organization of women of achievement in the aviation and aerospace industry, IAWA provides a worldwide network dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the industry. Through its annual conferences, newsletters, press releases and other events, IAWA also serves as an information exchange and resource to these professional women.
IAWA also provides a forum for members to connect and communicate with each other on matters of importance within the aviation community. In turn, members serve as role models for other women seeking advancement in the industry. In addition, we encourage young women to enter the aerospace industry through IAWA's Scholarship Program.
IAWA is also developing a mentoring program to provide women who are embarking on an aviation career to be paired with IAWA members to gain insight into the many fields and opportunities of the aerospace industry.