What is the Women in Aviation Network?

The Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee has agreed its Mission and quantifiable objectives for the next five years after four years of achievements since its successful launch in 2009. 

Group objectives

The Women in Aviation Network's aim is to increase the number of women choosing a career in all sectors of aviation and aerospace, to support those already in the industry to achieve their career goals, and to encourage more women to join the Society and play a role in all its groups and activities.

The Committee’s key objectives are:

- To increase the number of women on Council, the number of women RAeS members overall, to encourage more women into the senior membership grades such as Fellow and Member and to ensure women are well represented in the new Apprenticeship Grade.

- Broaden the remit of the annual Conference to engage 10% male attendees.

- Continue to produce effective research on women and diversity in aviation and aerospace.

- Prepare to broaden the committee’s remit to embrace the wider Diversity and Inclusion agenda.


The group organises a number of different events including the annual Amy Johnson Named Lecture. You can find past lecture audio via the AeroSociety Podcast

Get in touch

If you wish to get involved with the activities of the Women in Aviation Network please contact the Chairperson. Alternatively, you can get involved by joining the RAeS Women in Aviation and Aerospace Linkedin Group.

Members of the Committee

Sarah Minett FRAeS, Managing Director, Rockwell Collins UK (Chair)