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  Lisa Piccione, IAWA President


President’s Message

Earlier this month, I had the privilege to present one of IAWAs 2017 scholarships to aerospace engineering student Sumana Mukhersee at TU Delft in the Netherlands. As part of the presentation, I met with a group of TU Delft students and faculty. It was truly inspiring to meet and hear from so many extraordinary young women. The future will be bright indeed with these talented women entering the workforce and becoming tomorrow’s aviation and aerospace leaders.

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Latest News

ICAO and ACI Collaboration


ICAO and ACI to collaborate on new airport training

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu (right), and Airports Council International (ACI) Director General Angela Gittens (left) formalized a new agreement today supporting their agencies’ future cooperation on airport training.

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Divya Kamania


Next Generation of Leaders: Interview with Divya Kamania

Divya Kamania is our most recent scholarship recipient from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. We interviewed Divya about her experience as an IAWA scholarship recipient and the impact it has had on her life. Divya’s story is not only inspiring but it demonstrates IAWA’s aim to motivate women to reach their goals, get inspired and lead.

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Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

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FedEx: Be Bold

At FedEx, we are as diverse as the world we serve. Every day, people in more than 220 countries and territories depend on us to deliver products, important documents, equipment, gifts and keepsakes to their homes and businesses.

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Airbus: #EmbraceDiversity!

Airbus promotes gender diversity through concrete, company-wide measures that aim to encourage women to seize the opportunities a career in aeronautics can offer.

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Textron: Leading the Way in Aviation

When it comes to the field of aviation, Textron has a long and robust history that includes the iconic aviation-focused brands of Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, TRU Simulation + Training and Textron Ground Support Equipment.

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IAWA is pleased to announce that the following scholarship has been awarded:


Loise Mwangi – ICAO/IAWA Aviation Scholarship Recipient

Loise is a Senior Air Traffic Controller at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) with ten years experience.

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2017 Past Events

  IAWA Toulouse Connect IAWA Toulouse Connect
September 14, 2017
  Creating Careers & Connections for Women in Aviation Creating Careers & Connections for Women in Aviation
July 28, 2017
  Brussels – Transatlantic Aviation Issues Executive Forum Reception Brussels – Transatlantic Aviation Issues Executive Forum Reception
June 27, 2017
  IAWA Reception at Paris Air Show Le Bourget IAWA Reception at Paris Air Show Le Bourget
June 21, 2017
  IAWA Santiago Connect IAWA Santiago Connect
June 20, 2017
  IAWA Reception at Studio Pierallini IAWA Reception at Studio Pierallini
June 09, 2017
  IAWA Berlin Connect IAWA Berlin Connect
May 23, 2017
  Women’s Networking Event at EBACE Women’s Networking Event at EBACE
May 22, 2017
  IAWA Montréal Connect at ICAO IAWA Montréal Connect at ICAO
May 17, 2017
  IAWA Miami Connect at IATA Wings of Change IAWA Miami Connect at IATA Wings of Change
May 3, 2017
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Upcoming Events



IAWA Las Vegas Connect at NBAA
October 11, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV

Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Hong Kong 2017
October 30, 2017 | Hong Kong, China



III EMLA Women Aviation Leaders – Latin America and Caribbean
Early 2018 | Mexico City

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Play a key role in IAWA’s efforts to encourage and prepare the next generation of women leaders through its scholarship, internship and mentoring programs

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Member News



Ana Persiani Interview


Ana Persiani, IAWA Regional VP – Americas A21 Interview

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Welcome New Members

See the fantastic new members who have joined IAWA.

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