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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

06-08-2016 2:00 PM : Click Here to Register

06-23-2016 2:00 PM : WIA Mindful Leadership Program

07-28-2016 11:30 AM : WIA Luncheon Panel Discussion Ethics of Autonomous Weapons Systems Development

09-07-2016 1:00 PM : Leadership Development Webinar Series: Dealing with Conflict

09-07-2016 5:30 PM : Take the Challenge with WIA’s Leadership Institute: The Essentials of Leadership

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Senior Leaders 2016 Budget Discussion

Thursday, February 25 • Ritz Carlton • Pentagon City VA

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Chair’s Corner


Shelli Brunswick, Chair
Space Foundation

Aerospace 2016: Innovation in Aerospace will be kicking off on June 8th at the Marriott Mayflower Hotel. The annual aerospace conference is WIA’s most anticipated event, so make sure to secure your ticket soon. The June 8th session, The 3rd Offset Strategy: The Role of Commercial Practices and Technology in Government Sectors to Drive Next Generation Capability focuses on technological advances in an era of increasingly tight budgets, which business models and technology areas are most promising, and what practices and technologies can be leveraged in government sectors to drive next generation capability and competitive advantage. To learn more information about the conference session and register, please click here.

The second session of Aerospace 2016 will be held on September 16th. Titled, The Commercialization of Space, this conference session will highlight various aspects of Space Commercialization, from investing to receipt of Venture Capital and beyond, from R&D to government applications to technical transfer for commercial applications. To learn more information about this conference session and register, please click here.

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WIA Announces New Two-part Aerospace Conference Series

Women in Aerospace (WIA), a leading professional organization that is dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community, will host a two-part Aerospace conference series.


Women in Aerospace Announces 2016 Election Results

Women in Aerospace (WIA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Election results for WIA Leadership.



Women in Aerospace had record breaking attendance at their Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday night as industry and government leaders, volunteers and the media gathered to honor WIA's Awardees and to celebrate WIA's 30th year Anniversary.

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