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Adelaide Emerging Leaders Forum – EML

01/04/2022 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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This full-day conference event is proudly brought to you by WAI Australian Chapter and our Corporate Sponsor Boeing Australia.

The forum is designed to cultivate innovative ideas in our youth and early career professionals, share career pathway information and provide support networks to women for their journey in the aviation aerospace, and space sectors.

The day will see a stellar lineup of inspirational leaders and emerging leaders, who will be sharing their knowledge on stage, followed by a 2-hour networking and trade show event.

The 2-hour networking and trade show event will allow attendees, guest speakers, and industry to network, collaborate, learn and support.

This event is proudly supported by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Women In Aviation Industry Initiative.

What’s included:

  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
  • Sit down conference
  • Networking and career tradeshow session
  • Delegate pack which includes our Aviation Careers Guide

Our speakers:

Kym Meys – Executive General Manager Planning and Infrastructure – Adelaide AirportSumen Rai – Director –  Defence Innovation PartnershipEmma Swift – Airline Captain and Human Factors/Non-Technical Skills FacilitatorGerard Mears – Team Lead –  Airservices AustraliaCathy Riach – Enterprise Resource Lead – BAE System AustraliaBridget Anderson – Systems Engineer – Boeing Aerostructures AustraliaFlying Officer Skye McKissock – Co-Tactical Coordinator – Royal Australian Air Force
Flying Officer Alannah Kriedl – Co-Tactical Coordinator – Royal Australian Air ForceBianca Wise – Flight Instructor – Flight Training Adelaide

Our industry tradeshow exhibitors (so far):

Flight Training Adelaide
Royal Aeronautical Society – Adelaide Branch
Shoal Group
BAE Systems Australia
Airservices Australia
Boeing Australia

Who is it for:

Our EML Forums are designed to support women between the ages of 16  and 30 years of age who are either early career professionals or students who are defining their career pathway. (Primary ticket reserves are for this.)

There will also be great value and benefit to men and women in the industry who are at  18+ years of age and are at any stage of their career who wish to support this events philosophy. (Limited ticket reserves for this category)

Where will it be:

The Stamford Grand


Free – Registration is essential as spots are limited.

Registration:  Is now closed

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WAI Australian Chapter acknowledges Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land where this event will be held. 

This Event is subject to Covid-19 restrictions.


8:30 am - 5:30 pm