Mon, Aug 04, 2008
It was designed to be "easily be the largest gathering of women
pilots in history."
And... it was SO much more.
WomenVenture 2008 was developed through a partnership between
EAA and Women in Aviation, International, and was officially
announced at the WAI convention in San Diego, CA under the theme
"Elevate Your Life." The program is designed to recognize and
encourage women aviators, who are less than 10 percent of the
nation's pilot population. There will be programs and activities
throughout the week for longtime women pilots, those women
interested in learning to fly and encouraging girls to explore the
worlds of flight and the sciences.
"It is important to recognize the accomplishments of women in
ways that challenge and motivate others. Women can reach for the
sky and elevate their lives," said Elissa Lines, EAA's vice
president of commercial and donor relations, and a pilot. "We want
to celebrate what women have achieved."
The grand finale of the week long WomenVenture 2008 activities
was the largest assemblage of women pilots in history -- at
AeroShell Square on Friday, August 1.
WomenVenture also featured "Women Soar/You Soar" on July 27-28,
designed for high school-age girls and featuring women who have
volunteered to share their aviation career knowledge and direction
as mentors; Numerous workshops, forums and evening programs
featuring women aviators; WomenVenture representatives in EAA
Member Village welcoming all women pilots, current and non-current;
The annual Women in Aviation, International celebrity breakfast on
Friday morning on the EAA AirVenture grounds.
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