WomenVenture 2015 - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
WomenVenture is a tremendous experience for women who are pilots, want to become pilots, or who work in the aviation industry.
It is a chance to build camaraderie and to use our collective voice to inspire and motivate women of all ages to get engaged in aviation—for fun and/or as part of their career aspirations. WomenVenture helps open doors to participation, mentorship, knowledge, and support.
Schedule of events:
8 a.m.: Women in Aviation Connect Breakfast, Nature Center, with keynote speaker Jessica Cox
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11 a.m.: Group photo on Boeing Plaza
Following photo: WomenVenture Power Lunch, Theater in the Woods.
1:30 p.m. - Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, First African American female combat fighter & author of Zero to Breakthrough - Theater in the Woods
3:00 p.m. – Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour book signing - EAA Wearhouse - Author’s Corner
Approximately 3:45 p.m. – Many extraordinary women performing in the 108 Record Setting Skydivers
Approximately 4:00 p.m. - Airshow Female Performers: Patty Wagstaff, Julie Clark, Melissa Pemberton, Teresa Stokes (Wing Walker)
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For more than 10 years, Cindy has relentlessly pursued a dream of traveling to space. She recently interviewed for NASA’s Astronaut Candidate Program. A pilot who is working on her instrument rating, Cindy leads and coordinates STEM education initiatives on behalf of the Maryland State Department of Education.
Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan was confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on March 6, 2014, having served as Acting NOAA Administrator since February 28, 2013. She is a distinguished scientist, renowned astronaut and intrepid explorer. Dr. Sullivan was one of the first six women selected to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. She flew on three shuttle missions during her 15-year tenure, including the mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope.
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour
Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to combat pilot in 3 years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground. After serving two tours overseas, she had become America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. After returning home, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn’t know how.
T-shirt Distribution Information
Official WomenVenture T-shirts will be distributed Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21, at the EAA Welcome Center, the Women in Aviation International booth, #2041-2043, and the Ninety-Nines booth, #2120-2121.
*T-shirt quantity limited, available while supplies last.
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