For the Media

Women in Aviation International (WAI) is a nonprofit organization that encourages the advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. The headquarters is located in Germantown, Ohio.

WAI began in 1990 and was formally established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization. The first International Women in Aviation Conference was held in Prescott, Arizona, in 1990.

Membership Classifications 

  • More than 15,000 active members
  • 63% Individual (Professionals/Enthusiasts)
  • 7% International (Outside the U.S.)
  • 28% Student (High School/College and University Students)
  • 2% Corporate (Organizations/Corporations)

International Women in Aviation Conference

  • Hosted annually since 1990, with approximately 150 attendees that first year
  • Nearly 4,500 attendees in 2020
  • A total of 180 exhibitors in 2020
  • General sessions, professional development seminars, education sessions, and tours
  • Special events, scholarship awards, WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame induction ceremony

View Current Statistics of Women in Aviation Careers in U.S.

Media Contact:

Kelly Murphy
Communications Director



Corporate Members

Benefits of a WAI Membership

WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

Become a Member