Women in A/AA Canberra Summit 2019

Wed 14 Aug 2019 (8:30am - 5:30pm)
National Museum of Australia
Lawson Cres, Action ACT 2601
Member $499.00 Early Bird $459 (Closes 15 Jul 2019)
Non-Member $599.00 Early Bird $559 (Closes 15 Jul 2019)
Member table of 8 (8 tickets) $3,750.00 Early Bird $3450 (Closes 15 Jul 2019)
Non-member table of 8 (8 tickets) $4,550.00 Early Bird $4150 (Closes 15 Jul 2019)
Students (limited spaces available) $225.00

Women in A/AA Canberra Summit 2019

We are making some very exciting changes, to revamp our WA/AA summits this year and ensure they continue give great value for your time and money. We listened to the 2018 summit feedback and we're now building a new program, that will be more interactive and engaging for you!

This year, the summits will focus on how we, both men and women can engage the future through STEM and how we can encourage a more inclusive and diverse workforce. Discussing the barriers and opportunities for women in the industry, we will ask the tough questions and address how we can close the gender gap. What will it take for us to encourage more women to study STEM and what will take for us to encourage more women to pursue a career in STEM?

You will get to have your say, as will have breakout sessions, mini workshops, group conversations, engaging panel discussions, and speakers from diverse industry backgrounds with Q&A after each! We have already secured a fantastic line-up of speakers for all three summits and we cannot wait to share who they are with you soon!

To top it off we have secured Learning Facilitator/Director of Seedling CTS, Simon Wood to MC the day. Simon has over 20 years’ experience, in helping clients achieve results through leadership and executive coaching. He will be assisting A/AA in building the WA/AA summit program, with the aim to make it impactful, valuable and FUN for all attendees.

The learnings won’t end when the day ends – we will focus on embedding the learnings beyond the summit day, to encourage attendees to take them back in to their workplace and encourage others to support the changes needed.


Summit Facilitator:
/ Simon Wood Director at Seedling CTS

'I look forward to supporting A/AA's commitment to promoting the enrolment and empowerment of women into both STEM, and the incredible world of aviation and aerospace. I'm looking forward to enabling conversations amongst students and industry professionals, to aid in creating a more diverse industry.'


Summit Speakers:

Key Industry Trends
/ Prof. Zheng Lei | Chair of the Department of Aviaiton at Swinburne University of Technology

Prof. Zheng Lei has research expertise in airline business models and air transport market analysis and holds a PhD in Air Transport and Tourism Management from the University of Surrey. A distinctive feature of Prof. Lei's research is the real-world impact it has and its industry focus. Zheng advises senior executives at airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers, aviation service providers, and civil aviation authorities around the world on strategic issues through research, consultancy and executive development programs.

EY's Company Initiatives
/ Shafeen Mustaq, Advisory at Ernst & Young

Shafeen Mustaq is a management consultant at Ernst & Young (EY) Canberra who, through her work in Air Force and Government departments, has developed a passion for encouraging girls into STEM education and careers to build the work force of the future and in doing so, build a better working world.

"Flexible work, Diversity and Inclusion"
/ Dr. Samantha Crompvoets Director, Rapid Context

Dr Samantha Crompvoets, PhD, is a sociologist and consultant with over twenty years’ experience in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of strategic and applied academic research. She has conducted extensive empirical research on a number of military cohorts, for both the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Department of Defence. Dr Crompvoets has led numerous projects focused on improving workplace climate and organisational culture, across the defence and security sector, the University sector and for elite sporting clubs. Dr Crompvoets is a member of the NATO SAS-144 panel developing the Code of Best Practice for Conducting Survey Research in a Military Context. She is Chair of the Australian Centre for Excellence in Post-Traumatic Stress and sits on a number of advisory boards across the Defence and Security sector. 


"Videographer of WA/AA International Women's Day Campaign 2019"
 /  Stefan Drury, Videographer

Stefan Drury wears many hats; as a YouTuber, private pilot, traveller, techhie and expat Britian living in Australia. Stefan makes movies on YouTube for viewers to experience the world of aviation, get travel tips and ideas, learn about gear and gadgets, and follow his adventures through vlogs. As a pilot, Stefan flies a Cirrus SR22 out of Moorabbin Airport.


Event Details:

Date: Wednesday 14 August 2019
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Venue: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Action, ACT 2601

Lockheed Martin supported mentee spaces: Women in A/AA is pleased to announce 30 spaces will be made available, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of female aviation professionals to select a career in aviation, or continue to pursue their studies and feel connected with the industry. This includes full day attendance at the summit, including all meals and sessions with the cost covered by Lockheed Martin. Applications for complimentary mentee attendance must be submitted directly to Samantha after a paid booking has been made via the A/AA website. Limit of two (2) mentee spots are available per table booking and limit of one (1) mentee space per individual bookings.

Mentee applications will be assessed on the below requirements and accepted on a first received basis. Please email [email protected] addressing the four points below.

  • Must be attending with a paid (professional) ticket  - please provide name of booking 
  • Provide details of the course/school enrolled (attach proof of enrolment) 
  • Provide 30 words on your career aim – why are you interested in aviation and which career role are you pursing 
  • Provide 30 words on the relationship between the mentor and the mentee (ensure the mentor is listed in point one and has purchased and paid for summit a ticket) Please note it does not need to be a formal mentee relationship.
  • Age limit: 15 – 24 (Exceptions can be made for those already in the industry and already undertaking the training process of transitioning to a technical role)

Remember applications that meet the above requirements will be approved in the order they are received, so apply now!



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