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Fall 2023 - OSU Women in Aviation Attend Conference

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
17 Donors
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Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM CST
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The Flying Cowgirls go to the WAI Conference

Home of the Flying Cowgirls

Oklahoma State University’s Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI), The Home of the Flying Cowgirls, aspires to Encourage, Empower, and Educate our student membership

Our Mission: OSU-WAI is committed to building relationships and getting women involved in aviation through community outreach, social events, and networking opportunities.

 As a 501(c)3, we are reliant on donors to help us Dream as Big as the Sky.

What do we do?

Community Outreach

Whether it's through our website's blog, K-5 school program, volunteering around Stillwater or at the WAI annual Girls in Aviation Day event, OSU-WAI aims to diversify the aviation industry and is dedicated to serving the local aviation community.


As young professionals, this is the most critical point of our careers to network and connect because the aviation industry recognizes and emphasizes the split importance of both who you are, and who you know. Networking is our Chapter's second core value, and is something we promote through mentoring, attending the annual WAI Conference, and hosting guest speakers at our monthly meetings.

Social Events

Not only do we provide workshops for educational and professional development, but we love to just have FUN! WAI-OSU values the history and culture of aviation, and strives to foster an inclusive community for all aviation enthusiasts alike.

The Conference - A Breakdown

What & Why: A fundamental part of being a part of OSU-WAI includes attending the annual WAI Conference. Educational and Professional Development Seminars, Workshops, Scholarships, Keynote Speakers, the WAI Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Industry Briefings, an Exhibit Hall – the Conference has it all. The WAI Conference offers unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities that extend beyond the classroom and flight deck. We strive to raise the 6% industry average of women in aviation, and the conference is where it starts for so many. 

The Home of the Flying Cowgirls was officially marked as a collegiate chapter and formally recognized by WAI in 2020. While we have worked hard over past years to build our chapter and alumni network, we need your help getting our members to the Conference. 

The Cost: With this year's Conference location being in Orlando, FL, it costs approximately $1,600 for each student to attend. After budgeting for Conference registration, airfare, lodging, food, and other miscellaneous travel expenses, this exceeds the financial capabilities of our young WAI Chapter.

 OSU-WAI sincerely thanks every donor for their help and contribution, and we wish you all blue skies and tailwinds. 

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WAI Since 1990

Women in Aviation International was founded in 1990 was formally established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization. The first International Women in Aviation Conference was held in Prescott, Arizona, in 1990. This gift will be used by students attending conference.


Banquet Ticket

$50 is the average cost of a ticket to the annual Women in Aviation International banquet held at the end of each conference. This gift will be used by students attending conference.


Meals and Transportation

The average cost of food and ground transportation for a student in the city where the annual Women in Aviation conference is held. This gift will be used for students attending the conference.


Conference Registration

A student ticket to attend the annual Women in Aviation conference cost $200. This gift will be used for a student to attend conference.



The average cost of airfare to get to the city hosting the annual Women in Aviation conference. This gift will get one student to conference.



This is half of the average cost of the hotel for the entire stay for the OSU Women in Aviation group to attend conference. This gift will provide lodging for our girls to attend conference.

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