Now in its twelfth year, WomenVenture, a week-long social and networking event for women, attracts hundreds of women who are part of the aviation community and enjoy getting together to be inspired, to network, and to just plain have fun. More than a thousand women gathered in Boeing Plaza for WomenVenture’s annual group photo, with most participants wearing their purple WomenVenture t-shirts.

The backdrop for the 2019 photo was a United Airlines Boeing 787-8 with all all-female flight crew.

WomenVenture Wednesday began with WAI’s Connect Breakfast, attended by more than 400 enthusiastic participants, and featuring former naval aviator and Southwest Captain Tammie Jo Shults who shared her story of safely landing Southwest Airlines flight 1380 and talked about her upcoming book Nerves of Steel.

After the Boeing Plaza photo, the annual WomenVenture Power Lunch was held in Theater in the Woods and featured U.S. Air Force Colonel Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell.

“WomenVenture is a terrific way to share the passion we feel for aviation. Surrounded by airplanes and good friends, who would not enjoy today?” says Dr. Chabrian.