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The Women of Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (WAIAM) actively works to create advocacy, education, and visibility for women and girls in aerospace across Michigan. WAIAM strives to support all platforms and promote advancement for women within the industry through outreach, mentorship and representation.

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Outreach

Building networks and relationships with other affinity groups in the aerospace industry in Michigan to promote women in the talent pipeline, from K-12 and beyond.

Mentorship

Providing access, resources and a support network for both girls interested in aerospace and women already working in the industry.

Representation

Recognizing the role that women already play in aerospace and provide visibility of those roles and pathways for future generations.

Connecting through engaging and inspiring events

May 2021 - Women of Aerospace Virtual Event
Together with FIRST in Michigan, WAIAM hosted the Women of Aerospace virtual seminar for girls of all ages on May 15th, 2021. Presenters featured working women from NASA and many Michigan-based companies.
April 2022 - Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge
In April of 2022, WAIAM launched the Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge— a virtual state-wide aerospace competition spanning over four weeks.
July 2022 - Macomb County Girl Scouts Space Camp
On July 20th, 2022, WAIAM volunteers attended the Macomb County Girl Scouts Space Camp and helped 41 girls, aged 6-14, earn their Stem Career Exploration Badge.

Meet Our Committee

Barron Industries

Lissa Barron

Communication Specialist

WAIAM Co-Chair

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Woodward, Inc.

Angela Kimber

Senior Mechanical Engineer

WAIAM Co-Chair

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Interested in getting involved with WAIAM?

WAIAM is developing a host of other platforms in addition to its outreach efforts, including mentorship groups and networking events to connect and support women across Michigan in the aerospace industry. 

Our Strategic Partners

WOMEN OF THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN TO HOST
VIRTUAL EVENT FOR GIRLS IN MICHIGAN

By mrgmi | April 7, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenell Leonard 765.210.7971 jleonard@mrgmi.com The Women of the Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (WAIAM) are excited to offer a free and virtual event for girls grades 4-8th to promote STEM education and the aerospace industry as they plan their future studies. The event, “Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge” consists of a four-week

Aerospace women need to be role models

By mrgmi | October 4, 2021

Women leading the next generation of women: this is what is developing in the aerospace industry in Michigan. With a skilled workforce, a host of manufacturing capabilities, several globally competitive universities, and a government that supports business, Michigan is poised with incredible opportunities for those interested in aerospace. This is especially true for women in

AIAM & FIRST in Michigan Present: Women of Aerospace

By mrgmi | May 19, 2021

The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan and FIRST in Michigan recently joined forces to create a fun and engaging virtual event for students, parents, and companies from Michigan’s aerospace industry. Any and all were welcome to participate and hundreds attended. Panelists included professional women across the aerospace industry in Michigan. Women from companies like Calumet Electronics in the Upper

AEROSPACE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN AND FIRST IN MICHIGAN TEAM UP TO HOST VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING MICHIGAN WOMEN OF AEROSPACE

By mrgmi | May 11, 2021

The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM) is proud to have teamed up with FIRST in Michigan to offer a free and virtual event for students, parents and companies from Michigan’s aerospace industry. The event will feature keynote speakers from NASA and six unique and engaging panels moderated by women from NASA.