IAWA accepts GALA award for Amelia Earhart

The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold executive positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, was invited by the Galería de Aviación Latinoamericana, GALA (Latin American Aviation Gallery) to accept an award given to Amelia Earhart.

1d_Earhart-02GALA held a ceremony in March to celebrate the winners of the 2014 Awards. This ceremony is part of the IATA Conference Wings of Change, held every two years in Chile, within the Feria del Aire y del Espacio, FIDAE (Air and Space Fair of Chile) event.

IAWA was invited to accept the award given to Amelia Earhart as a Pioneer in the Latin American Air Transport. Amelia Earhart’s works and deeds have stood out throughout the aviation history of the region, paving the way for today’s aviation, according to officials.

GALA was created with the purpose of honoring and recognizing aviation-related men, women and entities in Latin America who have contributed to the development of the aviation industry in the region, and to highlight the importance of aviation to our lives and history.

Alina Nassar, partner at Nassar Abogados in Costa Rica and IAWA’s Vice-President for Public Relations and Communications, attended the ceremony and accepted the award: “It has been an honor to represent IAWA in accepting this recognition to a woman who has inspired us all, men and women equal. With courage, determination and enthusiasm Amelia Earhart broke all conventionalisms to pursue her dream and a milestone in aviation. She has been and will be, without doubt, a source of inspiration and admiration for past, present and future generations.”

IAWA is a non-profit association providing a worldwide network dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the industry. The association sponsors meetings, hosts receptions, publishes newsletters, and keeps its members updated on the latest developments in the industry.

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