WAI to Launch New Aviation for Girls App on 6th Annual GIAD on September 26, 2020
Since Women in Aviation International's (WAI) first annual international Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) in 2015, the annual event has grown every year since its first gathering of 32 events and 3,200 participants. In 2019, GIAD met more than 20,000 attendees participating in 119 events in 18 countries.
The event will go on in 2020 – despite the global pandemic – and it will be bigger and more far-reaching than ever! WAI chapters and corporate members will not host in-person events this year, but will instead deliver a virtual experience through a new Aviation for Girls app that is free and available to all beginning Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Without geographic constraints, the Aviation for Girls app is the tool WAI will provide to allow more girls to experience the valuable WAI content, resources, career panel videos, hands-on activities, virtual tours, scholarships, and mentoring opportunities. Key to the GIAD experience is providing participants the chance to meet role models to whom they can relate, see in themselves, and who represent career opportunities they may never have dreamed of. In addition, GIAD attendees using the app will qualify to apply for WAI 2021 scholarships and will receive monthly WAI Connect eNewsletters, and the digital version of Aviation for Women magazine.
For more information and to register go to WAI.org/giad.