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  • A complete nomination package consists of the nomination form, a written explanation of the nominee’s qualifications relating to the award criteria, the nominee’s résumé or biography, and a letter of recommendation.
  • A nominator may nominate more than one individual for an award, including the same award.
  • A nominator may nominate the same individual for more than one award.
  • The nominator and/or the nominee do not have to be members of WIA to submit a nomination or be considered for a WIA Award.


  • All women who have embodied and/or furthered WIA’s mission to advance and promote the place of women in aerospace careers, and have satisfied the criteria of a given award may be nominated and considered for a WIA award.
  • With the exception of the Aerospace Educator Award, individuals in any aerospace-related profession are eligible to win any award.
  • All nominations must identify as women, with the exception of the Allyship Award that is inclusive to all genders.
  • Only individuals, and not teams, are eligible to win awards.
  • An individual may only win the same award once.
  • An individual may only win one award per seven years.
  • Availability to attend the awards ceremony is not an eligibility requirement.

Judging of nominees

  • A selection committee of 5 to 7 individuals from the aerospace community will evaluate each nominee using a standard evaluation methodology.
  • The selection committee will place special emphasis on the nominee’s contributions to advancing the position of women in aerospace.
  • Nominators should take care to make their packages comprehensive, as nominees will be evaluated strictly on the information provided by the nominator.
  • The selection committee can opt to not select a winner in a given award category if it determines there are no qualifying or deserving candidates.