Aviation for Women

MAR-APR 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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M A R C H / A P R I L 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 7 Dare to Dream K E L L Y M U R P H Y C hasing your dreams can prove hard at times. Inevitability, there will be some surprise chal- lenges and unplanned events along the way that prompt us to divert, change course, and redirect our efforts. WAI offers a unique opportunity to share our dreams with other WAI members and friends at our annual conference in Reno, Nevada, March 22-24. You'll find countless ways to meet new people, learn about aviation and aerospace companies that are hir- ing, attend education sessions and professional devel- opment seminars and workshops providing you with lots of new tips for the workplace, and venues to net- work and mentor one another during our own personal aviation journeys. On pages 23-66 you'll find a complete conference pro- gram that will help you plan out your three-day #WAI18 experience. We encourage you to download the confer- ence app before you arrive in Reno to start engaging and making appointments with other attendees. A major benefit of WAI membership is our unique on- line mentoring program that connects mentors in all dif- ferent career categories with mentees (those looking for advice from an experienced member). Patricia Luebke in her feature on Page 12 explains how these programs work and look out for our special Super Mentors at the Reno conference (designated by special red buttons). Their 30-plus years of aviation experience means they have a wealth of advice and tips they are very willing to share. Why? Because they have been there and done that! Read about some of our inspiring conference speakers including Janine Shepherd (Page 18) and Sarah Rhoads (Page 68), and learn how they adjusted their planned dreams owing to changes in their lives. On pages 42- 44, you can find out about all of our Reno conference speakers and add their sessions to your own personal schedule using the conference app. Plus, you can learn about the 2018 Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees— Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo , Kathleen Fox , and Brig. Gen. Linda K. McTague . This year's casual celebration dinner on Sat- urday evening will let you continue your networking in a more casual atmosphere at our buffet dinner. I hope to visit with many of our Aviation for Women readers at conference, and feel free to drop by the Press Room at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Room A9, and share your ideas and stories. We encourage our #Womenin Aviation members and friends to follow us on social media and grow our followers as we continue to reach out to more potential members of our expand- ing organization. As always, I can be reached at kmurphy@wai.org. ✈ We encourage you to download the conference app before you arrive in Reno to start engaging and making appoint- ments with other attendees. E D I T O R ' S L E T T E R U P S i s H i r i n g First Officers Flight Qualified Management Aircrap Systems & Structures Engineers Simulator Technicians Aircrap Maintenance Management Trainees Flight Dispatchers Ground School Instructors U P S j o b s . c o m UPS is an equal opportunity employer – race/color/religion/sex/ national origin/veteran/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity ©2017 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. UPS, the UPS brandmark and the color brown are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved.

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