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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

09-06-2017 1:00 PM : Professional Development Webinar Series: "Developing Effective Coaching Skills"

09-22-2017 08:30 AM : Aerospace 2017 Conference Series - What Space Launch Enables: Markets Shaping The Launch Business

10-19-2017 6:00 PM : 32nd Awards Ceremony & Banquet

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

Happy New Year! Women in Aerospace is already off to a running start this year, and we hope you are also. We have a lot to catch up on, so I’ll jump right into what’s been keeping us busy the past couple of months!

Last month, we welcomed six of our esteemed colleagues to the Women in Aerospace board of directors. Please join me in greeting our new directors to their 2017-2019 term, we are very grateful for their time and hard work!

December was a very exciting month for Women in Aerospace, not only for our organization but for our entire industry.

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Latest News


Women in Aerospace Launches Two New Global Markets

WIA Japan and WIA Mexico officially established


WIA Remembers Former Awards Winner, Dr. Lisa Hardaway

Dr. Lisa Hardaway, WIA's 2015 Outstanding Leadership Award Winner, has passed away at the age of 50. Read the full article here:


Women in Aerospace remembers Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan, an American astronaut

Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan, an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot passed away at the age of 82. He was the last human to walk on the Moon, in 1972.


The Aerospace Community Remembers Harriett Jenkins

The late Harriett Jenkins is remembered for her outstanding career and all she had done to make strides for equality in our workforce. Read the full article here:

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