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WIA launches two new global networks

As many of you know, one of WIA’s key strategic goals is to position the organization to implement it’s mission globally. We are honored to announce that¬†WIA Japan and WIA Mexico have been officially established.

WIA Mexico and WIA Japan join WIA’s strong global network with¬†WIA Europe, WIA Canada¬†¬†and¬†WIA South Africa.

When asked about her passion for helping WIA to expand their global networks, WIA Chair¬†Shelli Brunswick¬†said that, “In space, there are no glass ceilings. Women in Aerospace is committed to fostering the growth of our industry by empowering and inspiring women around the world.”

A formal announcement ceremony will be held at the Inaugural Women’s Global Gathering, taking place at the Space Foundation’s 33rd Space Symposium. The event will take place on¬†April 6, 2017from 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. at The Broadmoor in¬†Colorado Springs.

The featured speaker will be Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The Gathering will include a luncheon, followed by a panel of senior leaders, sharing their insights into the important role of women in the exploration of space. For more details or to register for this session, click here.

Ms. Brunswick said, “Through global networks, we have the ability to build a collaborative environment where men and women from all countries can connect and make a difference. The aerospace industry is truly a global partnership. WIA is pleased to be at the forefront of this movement.”

Expanding WIA’s Global Networks continues to be a priority for WIA. The application process for additional global networks will be held between August and October of each year. The networks that qualify and are approved by WIA’s Board of Directors will be announced annually.

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