Three more states issue Girls in Aviation Day proclamations
Florida, Maryland, and South Carolina have joined the list of states which have declared September 26, 2015, as Girls in Aviation Day in their states. In addition, the mayors of New York City and Houston have issued similar proclamations. With the additional three states, the total stands at 29 states and two cities.
"We are grateful for the governors, lieutenant governors, mayors and their staffs who have issued proclamations on behalf of WAI’s Girls in Aviation Day," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “Their participation speaks to the importance of both STEM education and the vital economic role aviation plays in their states and cities.”
In addition to the local Girls in Aviation Day events being held across the globe, Girls in Aviation Day participants will each receive a Girls in Aviation Day backpack, educational materials and a copy of WAI’s new magazine Aviation for Girls.
"Tomorrow is a day where we hope to influence thousands of girls, ages 8 to 16, to consider an aviation career,” adds Dr. Chabrian. "We may have to wait a bit to see concrete results, but we are patiently planting the seeds."
More information on Girls in Aviation Day may be found at www.wai.org/events/giad_2015.cfm.
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. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or through www.wai.org.
Note to Editors: The 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee from March 10-12, 2016. For more information, visit www.wai.org.
Molly Martin, Outreach Director
Women in Aviation International