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EAA WomenVenture

EAA WomenVenture has aimed to inspire, empower, and break down barriers for young girls and women that dream of flight. Each day, bold women take on the challenge of making their aviation dreams come true and encourage others to do the same.

This year, WomenVenture programming will center on a theme of women in vertical lift and rotorcraft aviation missions, and the unique impacts made by this niche of the aviation industry.

EAA WomenVenture 2024 Programming

Monday, July 22, 2024

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Ice Cream Social Sponsored by Endeavor Air | EAA WomenVenture Center  - Sold Out

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

11 a.m. | Group Photo | Boeing Plaza

11:30 a.m. | Power Lunch featuring Nicole Battjes, CEO of Rainbow Helicopters in Hawaii  | Theater in the Woods - Sold Out


Keynote Speaker: Nicole Battjes founded Rainbow Helicopters at just 27 years old and built it into a thriving multi-million dollar company, with 50 team members operating a fleet of eight helicopters: two Airbus AS350s and six Robinson R-44s. Today, it’s the largest air tour company in Oahu, Hawaii. From private pilot to entrepreneur, Nicole has inspired a whole generation of women aviation professionals to pursue their own visions of success. In this inspiring keynote, Nicole shares how she navigated a male-dominated industry, overcame major business and financial struggles, and became the Chair of the world’s largest trade association for vertical aviation – just 2 weeks after the birth of her second son. Nicole’s story proves that you can succeed as a woman, an executive, and a mother in aviation, without having to sacrifice your ambitions.

6:30 p.m. | EAA WomenVenture Panel featuring Female Aviators | Theatre in the Woods

This year EAA WomenVenture Evening Panel will feature highly accomplished professional women from across the Vertical Lift industry who will speak to the many faces of the industry and the evolving nature of vertical lift missions past and present.

Thursday, July 25, 2024

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Author's Corner featuring female authors | EAA WomenVenture Center

Author Information coming soon!

2023 EAA WomenVenture Tshirt Design

Register For Your Free T-shirt Today!

We encourage you to register for your complimentary T-shirt ahead of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to ensure you receive your requested size.

Please note, the last day you can register in advance for your WomenVenture T-shirt is Friday, July 19, 2024, at 12 p.m. Central Time.

Bring your printed T-shirt registration or show the T-shirt registration on your mobile device to receive your T-shirt at your designated pickup location. T-shirts registered for in advance must be picked up during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh by Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the EAA WomenVenture Center tent. We will not hold any pre-registered shirts after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

T-shirt Pick-Up Times:

  • Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m - 10:30 a.m.

For those that don't register for the WomenVenture T-shirt in advance, you can visit the EAA WomenVenture Center tent during during AirVenture for limited T-shirt availability while supplies last. If, during AirVenture, you need to exchange your T-shirt for a different size, you can do so at the EAA WomenVenture Center tent beginning Wednesday, July 24 after the Power Lunch while supplies last. 

The WomenVenture 2024 T-shirt is a unisex fit. For a more fitted style, order a size down.

2024 WomenVenture Center - NEW LOCATION!

The EAA WomenVenture Center will be moving to a new - more central! - location on the AirVenture grounds this year. Our new location will be just north of the control tower, next to the Forums and Workshops area, just on the east side of the busy Knapp Street thoroughfare. For your convenience we have a map showing the new WomenVenture Location.

EAA New WomenVenture Location Map

We can't wait to welcome you to our new spot with all the positive features of the Center that we've come to enjoy.

Exhibitors at the WomenVenture Center this year include:

Featured Exhibitors

  • Air Race Classic, Inc
  • Asian Women in Aerospace and Aviation
  • International Society of Women Airline Pilots
  • National WASP WWII Museum, Inc
  • Ninety-Nines, Inc.
  • Latino Pilots Association (LPA)
  • Women in Aviation International
  • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
  • Women Military Aviators
  • Aviation Women Inspiring Next Generation, LLC (aka A-WING)
  • Bessie Coleman Foundation - Queen B's
  • National Gay Pilots Association - Women's Committee

**Exhibit spaces are sold out. We are accepting applications for the waitlist. Please reach out to exhibits@eaa.orgfor more information.

2024 EAA WomenVenture T-Shirt Design

EAA WomenVenture 2024 T-shirt Design Contest Winner: Madelyn Dorn

Congratulations to Madelyn Dorn, EAA 1265308, for designing the winning EAA WomenVenture 2024 T-shirt! Madelyn is currently a graphic design student at Moraine Park Technical College and has designed posters for other nonprofits and the training bib for Olympic downhill skier Breezy Johnson. While visiting EAA five years ago, Madelyn took a Young Eagles ride at Pioneer Airport, and each summer she enjoys watching the air show with her family from the lake! She was motivated to enter the contest after seeing EAA’s social media post about the contest, and her design was inspired by this year’s WomenVenture theme of women in vertical lift and rotorcraft aviation missions.

Past EAA WomenVenture Media

EAA WomenVenture Presenting Sponsor


EAA WomenVenture Sponsors

United Airlines
U.S. Air Force
Delta Airlines
Endeavor Air
GAMA: General Aviation Manufacturers Association
The Ninety-Nines
University of North Dakota Aerospace
Women in Aviation International
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