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IAWA announces Endorsement Partnership with the Global Aerospace Summit

BEL AIR, MD - The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold executive positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, has announced its Endorsement Partnership with the Global Aerospace Summit, hosted by Mubadala Development Company on April 7-8, 2014, at the St. Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. The Summit will provide an opportunity for the industry leaders to discuss the challenges of industrialization and growth across aviation, aerospace, defense, and space.

As part of the Global Aerospace Summit there will be a "Women in Aviation" session on April 7th and a "Women in Aerospace" Luncheon on Tuesday, April 8th . The Honorable Marion C. Blakey President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and most recent recipient (2013) of the Wright Bothers Memorial Trophy, and Captain Aysha Al Hamili, UAE's permanent representative to the Council of ICAO and first UAE national elected to this vital position will address the audience at the Luncheon. The event will serve as a platform to discuss the challenges and successes of being a woman in aerospace and how to continue to lead the way for others. Up to 100 senior and aspiring women in aviation will meet to celebrate achievements, highlight success stories and discuss the challenges for women in the sectors. Students from the UAE will also attend and learn about the opportunities available in the aerospace, aviation and space industries.

Abby Bried, Assistant General Council " International & Alliances, United Airlines and President of International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA), said: "During the last two decades, the number of women involved in the aviation sector has steadily increased and women can be found across all areas, in all roles and at all levels of leadership. However, the numbers are still relatively small when compared to men, but we are making strides around the globe. IAWA has more than 300 women in management roles in 223 companies across 33 countries. The Global Aerospace Summit will be the perfect platform to discuss the importance of women's role in the aviation and aerospace sectors and how we can continue to support them to consider careers in aviation, aerospace, defense and space. IAWA is thrilled to partner with the Global Aerospace Summit as we build momentum with Emirati women for the IAWA Annual Conference in Dubai in 2015."

Submitted: 02/14/14
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