Events and Networking

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Upcoming Events

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Postponed Events

Unfortunately, we have made the tough decision to postpone our in-person 2021 Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD – MELB, ADL, BRIS) and our Emerging Leaders Forum ( ADL).

We will notify everyone who had registered for a ticket with the new dates as soon as we have finalized the details.

We are deeply sorry for the disappointment and are excited to deliver great events in 2022.

Events are our Passion.

Biennial Conference

The aim of the national conference is to provide attendees with vital information and resources from various facets of the industry, and more importunately, provide an interactive environment for attendees to connect and network with leaders from within the aviation and aerospace industry.

Hosted across various locations the conference will connect, engage and inspire those attending.

Emerging Leaders Forum (EML)

The EML brings together the next generation of aviation professionals alongside innovative speakers and leaders of today’s industry.  This forum is designed to cultivate innovative ideas in our youth, share career pathway information and provide support networks into the aviation aerospace and space sectors through collaboration and interactive discussion and mentoring opportunities with current leaders in their fields.

It is avenue for debate, innovation and education to help the next generation of aviation and aerospace leaders to connect, engage and be inspired.

The EML forums are hosted across Australia throughout the year, in both regional and city locations.

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Applications are now open for you to take part in the first intake of the 2022 SOAR Mentoring program.

Check out the Mentoring page for more details.

SOAR – Mentoring Program

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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

Who is it for: Our EML Forums are designed to support women between the ages of 16  and 25 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) Cost: Free - Registration is essential as spots are limited.

Registration: Click here to secure your spot

Where will it be: Optus Stadium





WAI Australian Chapter acknowledges Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land where this event will be held. Speaker details will be released over the coming weeks - ensure you follow our social media platforms. This event is subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

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