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In 1985, a pioneering and visionary group of women organized WIA when they recognized the need for an organization to connect women in aerospace-related professions, raise their visibility within the sector, promote their advancement, and attract other women to its ranks. The founders had a strong vision from the beginning that this association would be open to both men and women, recognizing the value of everyone working together towards our common goal. Today, WIA gives credit to our founders for their insight and vision as WIA continues to be met with overwhelming success. 30 years later – with over 2,000 individual members, representing 250 companies, and including more than 80 corporate members consisting of both women and men – WIA has grown into the vibrant trendsetting organization that it is today.

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