Women in Aerospace Europe

The local group of Cologne was founded in 2014. Cologne is a European hub of aerospace and home to the European Astronauts. Major DLR facilities with over 1,500 aerospace professionals are at Cologne-Porz/Wahnheide together with the ESA European Astronaut Centre (EAC) and Microgravity User Support Center. In nearby Bonn is another significant DLR complex which is the headquarters of the German Space Agency.

Local group coordinators: Sonja Brungs




Cologne, News, Timeline · May 16, 2017


Bremen, Events, Local Groups, Timeline · November 5, 2019
Events, Timeline · October 29, 2019

WIA-Europe Awards, Grants & Training

We believe in the importance of recognising achievement and celebrating individuals who strive towards their goals. To learn more about each programme, please click on a link.

Global Networks

For 30 years, Women in Aerospace (WIA) has been dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community, both in the US and internationally.

In June 2009, WIA-Europe and WIA-Canada were established.
In 2017, WIA-Mexico and WIA-Japan were established.
We invite you to visit our sister organization websites and/or social media:


Since 1985


Established in June 2009


Established 2017


Established 2011


Established 2017

Corporate survey to reinforce our relationship and to show their thinking on gender diversity, commitment/actions in place and motivation to be part of WIA Europe WIA Europe is grateful to Corporates, Partners and Individual Memberships to be part of our association as reference organization for women who want to accomplish their careers in the aerospace field, but also for men who want to be part of a modern association. WIA Europe constitutes a global networking platform of people working in the aerospace fields with their current sisters WIA USA, WIA Canada, WIA Africa, WIA Japan, WIA Mexico.