Networking is one of the prime reasons for attending Heli-Expo, according to its attendees, and few know networking the way the members of the International Aviation Women’s Association do. Come find out more about IAWA, hear from Sergei Sikorsky and meet current IAWA board members from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the Sikorsky booth (No. 2822).
Led by key executives in the aviation industry, including president Abby L. Bried, assistant general counsel international, United Airlines, and president-elect Lisa Piccione, NBAA senior vice president for government affairs, the organization has served for more than 25 years as a sounding board and vehicle for allowing women in senior executive positions throughout aviation and aerospace to share ideas and inspiration. IAWA holds its international meeting annually and offers regional receptions in conjunction with other aviation conferences so that its members may maintain contact between conferences.
The organization offers aviation aspirants both scholarships and internships, as well as awards and honors for its members who have made lasting contributions to the industry.