Now in its twelfth year, WomenVenture, a week-long social and networking event for women during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, attracts hundreds of women who are part of the aviation community and enjoy getting together to be inspired, to network, and to just plain have fun. More than a thousand women gathered in Boeing Plaza today for WomenVenture’s annual group photo, with most participants wearing their purple WomenVenture t-shirts.
“Our annual WomenVenture photo is a family reunion for us,” says Women in Aviation International President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “If we could bottle the energy in Boeing Plaza during this gathering, we could light up the sky. For many participants, taking part in this annual photo is a favorite part of AirVenture week.”
The backdrop for the 2019 photo was a United Airlines Boeing 787-8 with all all-female flight crew.
WomenVenture Wednesday began with WAI’s Connect Breakfast, attended by more than 400 enthusiastic participants, and featuring former naval aviator and Southwest Captain Tammie Jo Shults who shared her story of safely landing Southwest Airlines flight 1380 and talked about her upcoming book Nerves of Steel.
After the Boeing Plaza photo, the annual WomenVenture Power Lunch was held in Theater in the Woods and featured U.S. Air Force Colonel Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell.
“WomenVenture is a terrific way to share the passion we feel for aviation. Surrounded by airplanes and good friends, who would not enjoy today?” says Dr. Chabrian. “A special thanks to United Airlines, one of our long-time supporters not just with WomenVenture, but with Girls in Aviation Day as well.”
High Resolution Photo (Photo Credit: EAA) can be downloaded HERE.
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.
Molly Martin, Outreach Director
Women in Aviation International