Women in Aerospace
provides programs, professional development, conferences, networking opportunities and annual awards for the aerospace community.
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.Learn More Now
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.Plan to Attend
At the Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner, WIA honors distinguished individuals for their dedication, passion, and significant impact in the aerospace industry.Attend the Banquet
02-07-2019 1:00 PM EST : Conflict Management
03-14-2019 1:00 PM EST : Transitioning to a Management Role
04-25-2019 1:00 PM EDT : Handling Difficult Conversations
06-06-2019 1:00 PM EDT : Professional Presence: Projecting Confidence and Authority – What Does it Mean to Have a Strong Professional Presence?
09-12-2019 1:00 PM EDT : The Power of No
Presenter: Kathy Wilson
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
Shelli Brunswick, Chair
As 2018 draws to a close, I am so proud of the progress and accomplishments WIA has made this past year. This is especially so after completing this fall’s incredible jam-packed calendar of events!
One of the fall events we are still getting great feedback on was our program, WIA Stories: The Journeys of Incredible Women in Aerospace. During this event, we had the great pleasure to hear about the personal journeys and learn valuable lessons from this year’s featured speakers: The Honorable Heather Wilson, 24th and current Secretary of the United States Air Force, and The Honorable Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force. We were also thrilled to have our host sponsor’s CEO, Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson, present to make introductions.
The International Space University (ISU) appointed Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund to be its new and first female Chancellor
Official Press Release
In remembrance of the life and achievements of a true trailblazer
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce named Stellar Solutions a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nations highest honor for performance excellence and sustainability.
The 32nd Women in Aerospace Awards Honors Six Exceptional Women Including Lifetime Achievement Winner, Astronaut Peggy Whitson
The 2017 Women in Aerospace Award recipients.