Our 2021 theme ‘Resurge & Fly: Fueling our Leadership Recovery From Ground To Sky,’ focuses on how we can ensure women are at the forefront as the industry rebounds and new technologies emerge.  Let’s not just recover, let’s prosper!

The program will deliver diverse & exceptional content, including:

  • Insights and advice from accomplished female leaders
  • Industry trends & outloks
  • Leadership development and career advancement

The conference format includes keynote speeches and panel discussions, and an opportunity to be part of a community that continues long after the summit.


Our summits have include women and male allies from around the globe, and from all different parts of aerospace – OEM, Manufacturing, MRO, Airlines, Defense, Space, Aviation Infrastructure, and more.  2021 Confirmed Speakers include Airbus, Boeing, Virgin Orbit, GKN, Collins Aerospace, Spirit AeroSystems, Eviation Aircraft, Bombardier, Thales, United Airlines, SAP, Sun Country Airlines, Project Wingman Foundation, Organization Of Black Aerospace Professionals, and more!

Our speakers include both Leading Ladies AND Male Allies.

Speakers (hover for speaker bios)

Mari Mesri

Airline Marketing Diretor – Airbus

Dr Michaelyn Thomas

Head Of Affordability – Virgin Orbit

Carole Hopson

First Officer – United Airlines

Karen Putterman

Head of Landing Gear Operations – Collins Aerospace

Lorraine Diaz

Lead A&P Mechanic – MAG Aerospace, USN (Ret)

Kathleen Barrett

Vice President Fleet, Fuel and Airport Affairs – Sun Country Airlines

Sharon Hamilton

Head of Industry, Aerospace & Defense Services – SAP

Aastha Kacha

Space Architect & Founder – Aaka Space Studio

Debbie Adams

VP of HR, Talent & Engagement –  GKN Aerospace

Amie Emerson

Senior Director, Growth, M&A and Strategy – Spirit AeroSystems

Bianca Cefalo

Co-Founder & CEO – Space DOTS Ltd

Paula Loures

Supply Chain Director – Eviation Aircraft

Jacki Konesky

Managing Director, Product Analysis & Product Marketing – Boeing

Arshalius Hogikyan

Manufacturing Engineering Manager – Applied Composites

Mariana Perez Mora

Vice President, Equity Research – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jill Meyers

Senior Manager – National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USAF (Ret)

Sarah Stuart

Consultant – Impact Washington

Gloria Bouillon

Airport Director – Beverly Regional Airport, MA

Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison

Board Advisor – Organization Of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)

Jean Forsyth

Director of Business Development – Cyient

Captain Emma Henderson MBE

Founder – Project Wingman Foundation

Stacey Rudser

Line Maintenance Technician – Thales, & Director at Association for Women In Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)

Deanna Irvin

CO&IO – Global Aerial Management Group

Gilberto Peralta

President – Airbus Brazil

Vagnaldo Carvalho

Director, Corporate Strategy – Embraer

Russell Christopher

Managing Director, Head of Investments – Thora Capital