About WA/AA

Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia (WA/AA) is an initiative to promote the issue of gender diversity and the participation of women within the aviation and aerospace sector in Australia and a network for women to connect with industry peers, inspire future generations to join the industry, and excel in their chosen careers.

A/AA is proud to take a leading role in celebrating and promoting diversity in the workplace generally, and the Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia program is designed to help the industry change the status quo in relation to the participation of women in this exciting and dynamic sector.

The objectives of the initiative are to:

  • Inspire more women to pursue careers in the sector
  • Encourage women to pursue career progression within the sector
  • Raise awareness of gender diversity issues
  • Provide support and professional development opportunities for those already working in the sector
  • Support human resource professionals in attracting and retaining women in the sector

Women in A/AA Initiative Sponsors



Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia (Women in A/AA) National Committee Members  

  • Kathleen Boseley Head of Airworthiness System Monitoring Capability, Airbus Group Australia Pacific (QLD)
  • Natalie Davies,  Helicopter Pilot, LifeFlight (QLD)
  • Vicki Emmerson, Talent Acquisition Leader | Inclusion & Belonging, Thales Australia (VIC)
  • Davida Forshaw, International 787 Airline Pilot, Qantas Airways (VIC)
  • Hayley Grieve, KC-30A Pilot, Royal Australian Air Force (QLD)
  • Sarah McSwiney, Engineering Manager Boeing Research and Technology Australia, (VIC)
  • Cathy Riach (Diener), Enterprise Resourcing Lead, BAE Systems Australia (SA)
  • Anahi Boch Rojas, Senior Business Analyst, Jetstar (VIC)

Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia (Women in A/AA) QLD Sub-Committee Members  

  • Rebecca Chandler, Senior Airport Planner, Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Ruth Harrison, Owner, Rocket Woman
  • Alise Hewson, Operations Manager, Nova Systems
  • Emily Hughes, Director, Phantom Works International – Boeing Defence Australia
  • Bojana Spasojevic, Lecturer in Aviation, Griffith University