Women in Aviation International (WAI) has released its roster of speakers scheduled for the 35th Annual Women in Aviation Conference, March 21-23 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

 “Our annual three-day gathering is a unique opportunity to meet an inspiring group of keynote speakers representing a wide range of aviation and aerospace interests,” Lynda Coffman, WAI CEO said. “We are thrilled to enable thousands of our members to take advantage of educational opportunities, networking events, and exhibit hall visits with nearly 200 industry companies and organizations.”

The 2024 roster of speakers includes:

Nicole Battjes, Rainbow Helicopters Founder/CEO/Owner

Erica Brand, Google Research’s Applied Science Division Head of Strategy & Operations

Teri Bristol, Former FAA Air Traffic Organization COO

Dr. Patty Chang-Chien, Boeing Research & Technology Vice President and General Manager

Rear Admiral Nancy Hann, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations Director

Pam Melroy, NASA Deputy Administrator

Dr. Sian Proctor, Geoscientist and Astronaut

Girls in Aviation Day Orlando will take place on Saturday, March 23 where girls ages 8-18 will be introduced to the career and lifestyle possibilities available in aviation. Nicole Battjes, Rainbow Helicopters Founder/CEO/Owner, will be the luncheon speaker. Registration will open on January 31.

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