Empowering all Women, in Space and on Earth


Leiden is home to the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Dutch Space, as well as home to many employees of ESTEC and ESTEC Consultancy Companies.

An old and beautiful Dutch city, its wealth in both students and seasoned aerospace professionals make it a supreme networking opportunity. The vicinity to Delft also made it possible to create a close link with the Women with Wings association of the TU Delft Aerospace Faculty.

The WIA-Europe Leiden group, founded in 2013, is very active, organising monthly workshop dinners and lunches and participating to Space related events. Training courses for WIA-Europe members will soon be available.

We are currently looking for a number of people to join the organising committee! In the committee you can be as involved as you want. For example, you could help us organise a single event, workshop, lecture, dinner or drinks, or you could become a committee member and help us with the overall plans for WIA-Europe members in the Netherlands. Anything in between would also be possible. In the past we have organised a variety of events, like a mentoring workshop, an online lecture/get-together, several dinners (often with an invited speaker) and company visits.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

The Leiden local group has partnered with a number of trainers in the past. Should you be interested in some of the below courses, let us know and we will arrange for another session.
For more information, or to join the local group, please contact us.

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.

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