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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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31st Annual Awards Ceremony & Banquet

Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 S. Hayes Street
Arlington, VA

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Chair’s Corner


Shelli Brunswick, Chair
Space Foundation

On October 13, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Women in Aerospace held its 31st Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremony in what was deemed another successful evening. Between the excitement from our honorees, presenters and winners, the meaningful tributes and great company, the event was a very memorable night. The Awards Ceremony is WIA’s premier event of the year, honoring women whose outstanding contributions to the aerospace community are legendary.

The women who were honored last month are highlighted below in some of the many moments that were captured throughout the evening.

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