Women in Aerospace lands in Africa


Press Release



The WIA Boards are pleased to announce that our network has expanded even further across the globe. Our newest sister organisation, Women in Aerospace Africa, is to be formally launched at the WIA Europe networking breakfast at the IAC, Cape Town, on October 4.

WIA Africa President Carla Sharpe said: “I was so proud to be part of an organisation like Women in Aerospace and now to be a part of starting Women in Aerospace Africa is just such a great time for me. There are many women in aerospace positions scattered throughout Africa that will now have a forum to interact with others and equally address the women, young and old, in developing nations, their issues and their possibilities.


“The input from WIA and WIA Europe has been incredible, I never believed there would be such great interest and support, we are very grateful. In starting down this road it has amazed me at just how many women we have in the space arena within Africa.

“I would like to say thank you for this opportunity and for all the guidance, we are proud to have WIA Europe as our mentors and hope to develop a strong and longstanding collaboration.”

This latest exciting development represents another step towards realising our common goal of creating a global WIA community. It shows once again that our objectives are ones that transcend borders, and are shared by all. Women in our sector need an organisation which allows them to meet, exchange experience and have advocate for them; progress is a path we walk together, and the direction is forward.

We are proud to welcome this newest branch of our ever-expanding network and look forward to working with them.