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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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Program Series

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

09-13-2018 1:00 PM EDT : Mentor/Mentee Relationships: Skills for Success

09-20-2018 08:30 AM : WIA Stories: The Journeys of Incredible Women in Aerospace

11-01-2018 5:30 PM : 2018 WIA Awards Dinner & Ceremony

11-08-2018 1:00 PM EST : Change Management

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Mentor/Mentee Relationships: Skills for Success

Presenter: Mimi Darmstadter

Webinar: Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

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Chair’s Corner


Shelli Brunswick, Chair
Space Foundation

As the year draws to a close, I am filled with pride at what WIA has accomplished this past year and am thrilled at the programs and events that are on the horizon! WIA continues to provide the quality information and tools our members have come to expect while also bringing new and exciting programming.

This past fall kept us busy with the second session of our Aerospace 2017 Conference series held on September 22nd. This session, entitled “What Space Launch Enables: Markets Shaping the Launch Business,” featured two panels of thought leaders in space market assessment for spacecraft and constellations requirements, exploring the trends and likely outcomes of the ongoing investment in launch systems through an enlightening discussion.

Our busy fall continued into October with our highlighted event of the year, the 2017 WIA Awards Dinner & Ceremony. The dinner was held on October 19th and was truly an unforgettable evening. The night began with inspirational remarks by the Honorable Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, before acknowledging our four WIA Foundation scholarship winners – an increase from previous years that illustrates our organization’s growth and the vast strides women are making in the industry.

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