Aviation for Women

MAY-JUN 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 Y / J U N E 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 29 First-Ɵmer View I am a Stars of the North chap- ter member, and attended my first WAI conference. I attended the Chapter Leadership Work- shop led by Dr. Janette McMur- trie. She explained how to be a better leader, and has tons of experience in aviation. Her presentation focused on the different types of leaders that exist, and how to work with various personalities. She said the better you work with oth- ers, the better leader you can be. Dr. McMurtrie also spoke about her experiences and how to balance the responsibilities of both leading and managing (they're subtly different). As a chapter member and a first-time conference attend- ee, I found the workshop fasci- nating. I came away with great ideas for chapter activities, fund raisers, and recruiting. —Keyahna Kurilla, WAI 70253 Chapter Resources The WAI chapter network, which has now reached 117 in 17 countries worldwide, is hungry for in- formation and resources, and WAI served up a full schedule of items for leadership and members to choose from. A new Fast 40 series was offered in the Membership Booth area in the exhibit hall. The highly interactive sessions were well attended and in 40-minute intervals covered Girls in Aviation Day: Lessons Learned, Starting a Chapter, Chapter Fundraisers, College Chapters, Virtual Chapters, Growing and Running a Chapter Like a Pro, and the WAI Mentorship Program. In addition, Dr. Janette McMurtrie held a focused leadership workshop and Lyndse Costabile ran an interactive workshop on fund raising tips for chapters. Young Professionals and Students The next generation of leaders in the industry were given a warm welcome to the WAI family with networking events, receptions, and education sessions focused on career development techniques, Minute Mentoring, and an accessible head shot studio. Numerous high school, college and university students took advantage of the three days to gain valuable knowledge to pave the way. CHRISTOPHER MILLER CHRISTOPHER MILLER JOHN RIEDEL MIKE ULLERY MIKE ULLERY

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