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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

WAI Event to Inform World's Future Female Aviators

Lack of exposure—rather than lack of interest—may be one reason some young women haven't sought aviation careers, according to Women in Aviation International President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "We realized that girls weren't rejecting aviation as a career choice," she said in a statement today. "Rather, they were never aware of the exciting and diverse jobs the aviation community can provide." WAI's Girls in Aviation Day scheduled Sept. 26 will offer young women ages 8 to 16 worldwide the chance to explore the myriad possibilities of an aviation career. The event will be conducted independently by 49 of the organization's chapters throughout the U.S., as well as in Cameroon, Canada, China, Kenya, Nigeria and Switzerland. WAI also has requested that all 50 U.S. state governors proclaim Sept. 26, 2015, as Girls in Aviation Day—a request to which 26 states have already agreed.


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