The WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to honor women who have made significant contributions as record setters, pioneers, or innovators. Special consideration is given to individuals or groups who have helped other women be successful in aviation or opened doors of opportunity for other women. WAI solicits nominations from members of women throughout the aviation industry for induction to the WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame.
1. Nominees must have made outstanding contributions to one or more of the following areas:
2. The major contribution(s) must have been significant record setting or pioneering efforts.
3. Candidates can be living or deceased.
4. All facts submitted for review must be independently verifiable.
5. A good quality, reproducible photo of nominee—a high resolution digital photo is preferred.
6. All nominations must be submitted to the WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame Committee by August 1, 2022.
A judging committee will review all nominations. The committee will make final selections based on how the nominee's contributions met the criteria of record setting or pioneering efforts. A maximum of five candidates will be inducted in March 2023. Announcement of inductees will be made by January 2023, and the induction ceremony will be held at the 33th Annual Women in Aviation International Conference at in Long Beach, California during the Pioneer Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
Nominations must be received by August 1, 2022.
Nominations may be submitted by mail or email at:
Pioneer Hall of Fame Committee
Women in Aviation International
1864 Dayton Germantown Pike, Unit 4
Germantown, OH 45327
Email nomination to email@example.com
Sometimes it is difficult to know if your nomination justification will convince the selection committee. At the International Women in Aviation Conference in February 2007, RDML Wendi Carpenter, USNR, provided the following (paraphrased) list of Seven Key Attributes of a Pioneer that we think provides a great guide to help you determine what makes your nominee stand out. Please use the list as a guide only, with the understanding that it may not fully define all Pioneers.