WomenVenture 2012 - Pro-Aviation Women's Outreach
- What began as a one-time program in 2008 has now become a tradition at EAA AirVenture. WomenVenture is a means to gather like-minded women during AirVenture, exchange information, do some hangar talking, and informally match mentors with mentees.
"WomenVenture has done an incredible job of increasing the visibility of women in Oshkosh," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "We provide a means for women to inspire each other, to have their questions answered and to network in the relaxed atmosphere of AirVenture."
WomenVenture 2012 officially begins on Friday, July 29, when Women in Aviation, International will hold its annual Connect Breakfast for members and their friends, again sponsored by DTC Duat, in the Nature Center Pavilion with special guests including a contingent of WASP and Deborah Hersman, NTSB Chair. After the Connect Breakfast, at 10:30 a.m., the annual group photo of female pilots, including student pilots, will take place in Phillips 66 Plaza.
"We think the group photo is the best photo op at AirVenture, but I know we're biased," says Dr. Chabrian. "There's such excitement as we gather hundreds of women all in their WomenVenture t-shirts each year. Their enthusiasm is infectious."
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.