EAA WomenVenture

Join us at EAA WomenVenture!

Be part of the world’s most powerful gathering of passionate female aviators and aviation enthusiasts during the 13th Annual EAA WomenVenture at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. EAA WomenVenture is an annual celebration of women in all facets of the aviation community. This inspiring week includes the Power Lunch with keynote speaker, special evening programming, free WomenVenture T-shirt, and WomenVenture framed digital photo.

EAA WomenVenture Presented by Boeing

WomenVenture Schedule of Events

EAA WomenVenture Power Lunch
Wednesday, July 28, 2021  |  11:30 a.m.
Theater in the Woods

Colonel Allison Black 24 SOW AFSOCConnect with your fellow female aviation enthusiasts at Theater in the Woods. During the Power Lunch, you’ll hear keynote speaker Colonel Allison Black of the 24th Special Operations Command Wing (24 SOW), U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) talk about her experiences in aviation. Colonel Black enlisted in the Air Force in 1992 and served as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialist as well as Deputy of the Commander’s Action Group for AFSOC. She has flown more than 3,400 hours with 2,000 combat hours in the AC-130H Spectre gunship and the U-28A Draco.

Tickets for the WomenVenture Power Lunch are sold out. We’re so excited to see so many engaged and passionate women at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021. If you were unable to get tickets to this year’s WomenVenture Power Lunch, you can still order your free WomenVenture T-shirt (see below) and please be sure to join us for the WomenVenture Evening Program, Celebrating Those Who Break Boundaries.

Evening Program
Wednesday, July 28, 2021  |  6:30 p.m.
Theater in the Woods

Get inspired by some of the most notable women in aviation at Theater in the Woods on Wednesday evening. The theme of this year’s evening program is Passion. Fellowship. Aviation., and it will celebrate powerful female pilots from many different flights of life...from the military to airlines to civil aviation backgrounds.

This atmosphere-shattering program will be moderated by Stephanie Stricklen – a student pilot, Emmy-award winning journalist, and EAA social media personality. Stephanie will lead an amazing panel, which is expected to include:

  • Col. Allison Black – US. Air Force 24 SOW, AFSOC
  • Cmdr. Meagan Flannigan – U.S. Navy Fighter Pilot
  • Lt. Col. Christina Hopper – U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot
  • Capt. Mary Ann Schaffer – United Airlines System Chief Pilot
  • Tammy Barlette – U.S. Air Force (ret.) A-10/MQ-1/MQ-9 Pilot
  • Ashli Blain – CH-47/UH-60 Firefighter Pilot

WomenVenture 2021 T-shirt

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-shirt pickup locations are:

  • The Member Center
  • Women in Aviation International Booth (Hangar B, Booth #2041)
  • The Ninety-Nines Booth (Hangar B, Booth #2120)

T-shirts registered for in advance must be picked up during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh by Wednesday, July 28 at 10 a.m.

Please note, the last day you can register in advance for your WomenVenture T-shirt is Friday, July 23, 2021 at 12 p.m. Central Time.

For those that don't register for the WomenVenture T-shirt in advance, you can visit the Member Center during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for limited T-shirt availability while supplies last.

This year’s winning T-shirt was designed by Lynn Thompson, a regular AirVenture attendee and self-proclaimed aviation nut. Lynn is currently working on getting her pilot’s certificate, which inspired her to enter the WomenVenture T-shirt Contest. One night while looking through aviation magazines, she was inspired by how beautiful the jet engine looked. She then thought it would be cool if it was paired with the radial engine, showing the evolution of aviation from beginning to present.

EAA WomenVenture 2021 T-shirt 

WomenVenture Photo

WomenVenture 2021 Framed PhotoAs a safety precaution, we’ve decided to make the traditional WomenVenture group photo a virtual experience.

After you pick up your WomenVenture T-shirt, snap a selfie of yourself wearing your new duds at your favorite AirVenture location. Then text your selfie to 1-920-282-2747. You’ll not only receive your free digital WomenVenture 2021 framed photo, but we’ll also create a 2021 commemorative photo collage from submitted photos, which will be available for download after AirVenture 2021.

When you get your free digital WomenVenture 2021 framed photo back via text, don’t forget to share it on your favorite social media channel with #EAAWomenVenture. Check back to this page during the week of AirVenture for a feed of fabulous WomenVenture selfies!


Keep the Spirit Alive

Pass your love of flight along to future generations. Check out our EAA GirlVenture Camp for young women in grades 9-12 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This four-day camp experience will engage, inspire, and educate those interested in pursuing their dreams in aviation. Find out more and register your aspiring aviator now.


WomenVenture Media

EAA WomenVenture Supporting Sponsors

United Airlines
Endeavor Air
Ford Motor Company
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
The Ninety-Nines
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