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Women in Aerospace (WIA) is dedicated to increasing the leadership capabilities and visibility of women in the aerospace community. We acknowledge and promote innovative individuals who strive to advance the aerospace industry as a whole. Our membership, comprised of both women and men, share a passion for a broad spectrum of aerospace issues. These include human space flight, aviation, remote sensing, satellite communications, robotic space exploration, and the policy issues surrounding these fields, among others.

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Since 1985, WIA continues to be met with overwhelming success. With over 2000 members and over 80 corporate, non-profit, and academic partners, WIA has grown into the vibrant, trendsetting organization it is today.

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Each year WIA brings together key leaders an innovators in the aerospace industry for impactful and engaging sessions relevant to the future of the industry.

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Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

At the Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner, WIA honors distinguished individuals for their dedication, passion, and significant impact in the aerospace industry.

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Upcoming Events

11-01-2017 1:00 PM : Professional Development Webinar Series: "Management Building Skills"

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Aerospace 2017 Conference Series

What Space Launch Enables: Markets Shaping The Launch Business

Friday, September 22, 2017 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Residence Inn Marriott Arlington Pentagon City
550 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA

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Chair’s Corner


Shelli Brunswick, Chair
Space Foundation

We hope you are having a productive and enjoyable summer! WIA has been actively working on providing quality information and tools to help you stay one step ahead of what’s coming up in our industry.

On June 1st, WIA held our first Aerospace 2017 conference session. This session entitled Entrepreneurship: Revolutionizing National Security Operations, provided insight on how the government is increasing utilization of private companies and venture capitalists to ensure the United States stays on the cutting edge of defense innovation. We had an exceptional panel comprised of former and current military personnel as well as representatives from national defense coordinators such as the CIA and DIUx.

The next conference session on September 22 continues along the theme of private and government cooperation by exploring how the space launch business is being shaped by the growing number of entrepreneurial endeavors and changes to traditional government roles in the race to space.

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