Aviation for Women

JAN-FEB 2018

Aviation for Women is the flagship member publication of Women in Aviation International. Articles feature women who have made aviation history, professional development ideas, and current-topic articles.

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4 AviationforWomen J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 Making Priorities K E L L Y M U R P H Y D uring the holidays I asked each of my four children if they had any resolutions for 2018. It was a mix of advancing at work, getting in to college, saving money, and making good decisions for the year ahead. They wanted to know what mine were. I've probably put together the same list for years—exercise more, eat healthy, be organized, try something new— but one stands out for me this year amidst my ev- ergreen list that I want to share. Spend more time with the people who mat- ter. The reason? Let's be honest, there's just too little time in our lives for us to waste it on insin- cere, duplicitous, and toxic people. Instead, we should focus on the people who we care about deeply and who care about us. Isn't this a great way to stay happy? The pursuit of that happiness is a lifelong jour- ney, and along the way we cultivate relationships, meet new people, and learn and grow in areas we have never imagined before. Consider it a way of stretching our comfort zone to reach for unreal- ized goals or try something we never thought of doing before. This issue speaks to those resolutions as we prepare to gather in Reno, Nevada, for the 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Confer- ence. If you haven't attended the WAI conference before, please make an effort to do so this year. It's the kind of life-changing event that connects you with the people that are focused on making a true positive impact on our world. Maybe you are a student trying to figure out your next steps in the career world, or in a career lull looking to make a transition to something new and different. Or maybe you've been taking a sabbatical/break from work and are looking for ideas and networking to re-enter the work force. The great news is all of these stages of life are represented at our three-day gathering, wheth- er it's through education sessions, professional development seminars and training workshops, networking events, or throughout the exhib- it hall booths—plus an added bonus of social events, local tours, and exercise classes each morning. You won't want to miss WAI's flagship event that is known for its unique and engaging format with an impressive list of keynote speak- ers sharing their leadership thoughts and tips. To help you plan your Reno trip, check out our conference guide on pages 14-19. You'll also learn about Nicole Stott's journey in space as the first artistic astronaut (and you can meet her at #WAI18 as one of our keynote speakers). Katie Writer takes us on an Alaskan adventure in her glacier flying feature. And the Cappeleare family shares their personal journey to remember their daughter, Lt. Valerie Cappeleare Delaney, a U.S. Navy pilot who lost her life at age 26, through the Wings for Val Foundation by embracing Val's motto of "adapt and overcome." In our regular columns this issue, you'll find lots of tips on ways to improve in 2018 includ- ing how to succeed in business (the non-glam way); get more f lying clients; start exercising with weights; and keep germ-free (relatively speaking) while staying in a hotel room during your travels! In our International Focus column learn about a powerhouse European female pan- el during the October 2017 General Assembly of the European Regions Airline Association. WAI made lots of valuable international contacts while attending the meeting in Athens, Greece, and wrapped up the trip with a London meetup including WAI members and friends at the Royal Aeronautical Society. As always I look forward to hearing from our readers at kmurphy@wai.org. ✈ It's the kind of life-changing event that connects you with the people who are focused on making a true positive impact on our world. E D I T O R ' S L E T T E R #WAI18 Meet in Reno March 22-24, 2018 Join WAI for three days packed with tours, keynote speakers, educational and professional development seminars, exhibits, networking, and mentoring! Save Mone . Early registration discount for Reno 2018 ends on January 29, 2018 midnight EST. MARCH 22 -24 2018 Reno After attending the ERA General Assembly in Athens, Greece (see report on Page 38), I made a stop in London to host a gathering of WAI members and friends at the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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