WOMEN GATHER TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMENVENTURE
WomenVenture’s traditional group photo took on special meaning this year as WomenVenture celebrated its 10th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Launched to provide a social and networking event for women during AirVenture, WomenVenture has also showcased the large number of women show-goers with the group photo, shot annually in Boeing Plaza, which is tangible evidence of the hundreds of pro-aviation women taking part in this week’s activities, and represents the women involved in aviation the world over.
“Our WomenVenture t-shirts are an integral part of increasing the visibility of women during AirVenture,” says Women in Aviation International President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “This year we all wore blue and formed a sea of enthusiastic, lively and, some may even say, boisterous women in Boeing Plaza.”
Although there are WomenVenture events scheduled all week long, Wednesday is WomenVenture Wednesday which began with Women in Aviation International’s Connect Breakfast, held in EAA’s Nature Center and attended by more than 400 enthusiastic participants. The group photo was followed by the WomenVenture Power Lunch held in Theater in the Woods featuring Dr. Janet Lapp, a motivational speaker who specializes in leadership issues.
"Ten years of WomenVenture is quite an accomplishment, and we are grateful to EAA for their making this initiative possible,” says Dr. Chabrian. "Since its beginning, WomenVenture has motivated and inspired thousands of women. For women who love the Oshkosh experience, WomenVenture adds an extra measure of fun and excitement to an amazing week.”
Photo Caption: On the 10th Anniversary of WomenVenture, the WomenVenture photo is an annual traditional at Oshkosh where pro-aviation women gathered again on Wednesday in Boeing Centennial Plaza for the annual group photo. Photo Credit: EAA/Erin Brueggen
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