From March 22-24, more than 4,000 aviation professionals and enthusiasts from around the world gathered in Reno, NV, for the 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, three days of education, networking, and celebration of what it means to be a woman in the aviation industry.
Endeavor Air was proud to participate and support the event again this year. From talking to employees, alumni, and perspective candidates at our booth in the exhibit hall, to participating on panels, to volunteering at the Reno Girls in Aviation Day during the conference, our employees actively encouraged, celebrated, and inspired female aviators of the present and future.
Representatives from Pilot Recruitment and Tech Ops Recruitment staffed our booth at this year’s conference, talking to prospective candidates, networking with attendees, and sharing the Endeavor story. Many current employees and alumni stopped by as well as members of our STEP program who were attending the conference. Attendees were also invited to enter a drawing for daily raffle prizes.
Tech Ops Instructor Lynette Ashland, CVG, participated on a number panels and presentations throughout the weekend, including “Prepping your Aircraft for the Air Race Classic,” “Tools in the Toolbox,” and the Girls in Aviation Day Career Panel. Lynette also took part in the Minute Mentoring event, helping encourage and support women in the field of aviation maintenance. Lynette has been a board member for the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) for 12 years, and spent time representing AWAM at the organization’s booth as well.
Endeavor Air First Officer Kathryn Kemp, LGA, was awarded a Delta Air Lines Boeing 777 Type Rating Certificate Scholarship at this year’s conference. The scholarship will help Kathryn achieve her dream of flying with Delta. “I am truly humbled to be representing Delta Air Lines as the B777 Type Rating Certificate Recipient for 2018,” said Kathryn, who has worked at Endeavor since April 2017. “This is such a great opportunity to further my career, and I am excited for what the future brings.”
Endeavor Captain Brandi Cockrell, DTW, spoke on a panel entitled “Airline Pilot Families – Making it All Work,” sharing her experience as a pilot and mom. “I am very proud to be successful in my career while also being a mom,” said Brandi. “Much of my success is due to working for Endeavor Air. Endeavor has given me the flexibility to balance work and home life.”
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