Chapter Events

WAI Chapter Reception

Sponsored by: U.S. Air Force

Wednesday, March 13 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

(ticket required/invitation only)

All chapter members registered for conference are invited to this free kickoff event. If you are registered for conference and a member of a chapter but haven’t received your invitation or would like to attend, email Molly Martin



Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16

40-minute sessions at the WAI membership booth focused on various chapter interest subjects

Exhibit Hall, Booth 400



1-1:40 p.m.

Growing and Running a Robust, Dynamic Chapter

(Molly Martin, WAI outreach director and Chrissi Culver, WAI chapter relations specialist)

Learn tips about changing officers, various WAI resources including the Chapter Handbook, Chapter Continuity Tool, and tools to make your chapter management easier.


4:15-4:55 p.m.

How to Apply for Scholarships

(Donna Wallace, WAI Scholarship coordinator)

Get tips on making your scholarship applications stand out.



2-2:40 p.m.

Get Involved in WAI Mentor Connect

(Cassandra Bosco, WAI education and industry relations director, and Veronica Delgado, Universal Weather and Aviation vice president of global human resources)

Learn how to sign up online to become a mentor or find a mentor. Make the most of your mentorship experience by attending this session to gain helpful tips and resources.



10:45-11:30 a.m.

Grow Your Chapter Membership and Maximize Retention

 (Chrissi Culver, WAI chapter relations specialist)

Get tips to manage chapter email lists and Facebook, create members-only benefits/activities, engage members through fun activities, and manage memberships lists and dues.


11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


(Abby Welch, WAI publications and research intern)

Learn about this WAI led program, with support from TWU, to honor the graves of WASP across the nation. Make Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, 2019, an event for all chapters to participate in.


Chapter Showcases

Thursday March 14 – Saturday, March 16

In the membership booth all during exhibit hours, various chapters from across the world will be featured in 1 hour increments to discuss their chapter, activities, members, fundraising efforts and more.


WAI Chapter Leadership Workshop

Sponsored By: Endeavor Air

Thursday, March 14 8-11 a.m.

Room 201A

Presenters: Molly Martin, Dr. Janette McMurtrie

This session will include a discussion on the most common challenges faced by WAI chapter board of directors, including tips on finding creative and successful approaches and solutions. An update on chapter programs, resources, and opportunities will also be included. If you’re a chapter leader, this event will be packed with information and useful tools that you do not want to miss.


Build Chapter Partnerships-Fundraise Like a Pro

Thursday, March 14 2:30-4p.m.

Room 201A

Presenter: Lyndse Costable

In this interactive workshop, WAI chapter leaders and chapter members will improve upon skills and tools to brand your chapter, set yourselves apart from a competitive market in securing support. You will also learn the proper way to identify, cultivate, engage, steward and retain corporate partners, and plan your annual fundraising strategy. Participants will leave the workshop understanding the steps needed to create a solid case for support that encompasses your cause, programming, and project to communicate in securing financial support. Lyndse will even walk participants through IRS rules and guidelines governing the nonprofit industry, specifically 501(C)3 entities.


How to Start a WAI Chapter

Friday, March 15 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Room 201

Presenter: Molly Martin, WAI Outreach Director

Are you considering starting a WAI chapter in your area? Attend this session to learn the necessary steps to form a chapter, the different stages of becoming a chapter, and to understand all the tools that are available to help you form your chapter and to manage it successfully over the long term. All WAI members are welcome!


Plan and Host an Outstanding Girls in Aviation Day Event

Friday, March 15 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Room 202

Presenter: Chrissi Culver & Panel

Would you like to learn about ways you can improve your Girls in Aviation Day event? Or, are you thinking of holding your chapter’s or Company’s first Girls in Aviation Day? Then this session is for you! A group of chapter leaders, led by Chrissi Culver, will share their best practices, ideas, and experiences for holding an outstanding Girls in Aviation Day event. Whether you’re planning a small, medium or huge Girls in Aviation Day event this October 5th…this session will be helpful for you!

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