The Women in Aviation Great Salt Lake Chapter supports Women in Aviation International’s mission, which is:
in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the
encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields
and interests. Our 12,000+ membership includes astronauts, corporate
pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business
owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and
university students, air show performers, airport managers and many
We provide year-round resources to assist
women in aviation and to encourage young women to consider aviation as a
career. WAI also offers educational outreach programs to educators,
aviation industry members and young people nationally and
internationally. Our most recent initiative is our Girls in Aviation Day
program for girls ages 8–16.
In addition, WAI
promotes public understanding of the accomplishments and contributions
of women in aviation. This includes historic notables such as Amelia
Earhart, Bessie Coleman, Eileen Collins, Jeana Yeager, Nicole
Malachowski and many others. We recognize these women through our WAI
Pioneer Hall of Fame program.
Women in Aviation International
Women in Aviation Great Salt Lake Chapter is an extension of Women in Aviation International.
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
Women in Aviation International began in 1990 and was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization. The Women in Aviation Great Salt Lake Chapter was founded in 2009.
The Great Salt Lake Chapter’s first event was held on September 26, 2015, and was called, “Girls in Aviation Day”. Their event resulted in the governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, to declare September 26, 2015 as Young Women in Aviation Day in Utah in honor of the event.
A section of the declaration read:
Women in Aviation International declared September 26, 2015 National Girls in Aviation Day, and Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued a supporting declaration for Utah. The designation calls all Americans to recognize the importance of inspiring and encouraging young women in aerospace education and careers. In conjunction with nationwide celebrations, Utah will host its own event at the Salt Lake International Airport.
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