WAI Australia is a chapter of the internationally recognized organization, Women in Aviation International (WAI).
The Australian Chapter was established in 2015 to provide a national platform that represents all facets of the aviation and aerospace industry and to engage and inspire the next generation of aerospace leaders. WAI is dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation and aerospace career fields and interests.
Our diverse membership includes aerospace engineers, astronauts, fixed and rotary pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport and airline managers and policy makers.
We provide year-round resources to assist women in aviation and to encourage young women to consider aviation and aerospace as a career. WAI also offers educational outreach programs to educators, aviation industry members, and young people nationally and internationally. Our initiatives include annual Girls in Aviation Day programs for girls ages 8 to 17, Mentoring Program, Scholarship Program and the current development of our Airborne Outreach and Indigenous Programs.
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 International Hall of Fame program. The International chapter hosts an annual conference each year, which is attended by thousands of WAI members, offering various opportunities for those attending within the aviation fields. There are also hundreds of thousands of dollars awarded annually through the International Scholarship Outreach. More information on the WAI International chapter can be found here.
NOTIFICATION OF AGM- to be held 2pm on 9th August 2019 at Old Parliament House, in Canberra ACT.
AGENDA details can be obtained by contacting Secretary@waiaustralia.org
National Australian Committee
- National President Tammy Camilleri
- National Vice President Marilyn Andre
- National Secretary Sonia McMahon
- National Treasurer Natalee Johnston
- Corporate & Membership Lea Vesic
- Education Outreach Katrina Byrne
Sub Committee Members
Membership Secretary Karen Petritsch
- Scholarship Coordinator Katrina Byrne
Mentoring Outreach Haidee Wong
President, WAI Australia
Corporate Partnership & Community Outreach Chair