Join us for the 12th annual EAA WomenVenture!
Be part of the largest gathering of passionate female aviators and aviation enthusiasts during EAA WomenVenture 2019 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!
Now in its 12th year, EAA WomenVenture is an annual celebration of women in all facets of the aviation community. Activities are scheduled during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to provide women the opportunity to connect with other women who love aviation and build camaraderie within the EAA community.
This inspiring week includes a networking social, annual group photo with more than 1,000 women on Boeing Plaza, women’s Power Lunch with key note speaker U.S. Air Force Col. Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell, and special evening program still in planning stages.
A free limited-edition purple EAA WomenVenture T-shirt is available to all women who participate in the EAA WomenVenture 2019 group photo. NEW in 2019, you must register for your complimentary T-shirt in advance to ensure all ladies receive their requested size. T-shirt pick up will begin on Monday morning at 8 a.m. in the EAA AirVenture Welcome Center.* You must either bring your printed T-shirt registration or show the T-shirt registration on your mobile device to receive your T-shirt. One T-shirt per participant, while supplies last.
*If you are a member of the Ninety-Nines or Women in Aviation International and have preregistered for a T-shirt, you will have the option of picking up your T-shirt at their booths in Hangar B.
Schedule of Events
Additional events to be added as they are confirmed.
EAA WomenVenture Social
Sponsored by Endeavor Air
Monday, July 22, 5:30 p.m. – Forum Pavilion 9
Kick off your week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with a welcome social to meet other women who love aviation. The EAA WomenVenture Social has reached its capacity for registrations. Limited walk-up registrations may be available at the event.
Annual EAA WomenVenture Photo
Wednesday, July 24, 11 a.m. – Boeing Plaza
Join us on Boeing Plaza for the annual group photo! Be early to make sure you’re in place when we count it down to snap the photo. If you haven’t, you can still download last year’s photo.
Be sure to wear your purple EAA WomenVenture 2019 T-shirt.* Sizes are limited and registration is required.
EAA WomenVenture Power Lunch
Wednesday, July 24, 11:30 a.m. – Theater in the Woods
Join us at the Theater in the Woods immediately following the group photo to enjoy a boxed lunch and hear from featured key note speaker U.S. Air Force Col. Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell. Tickets are $5 each and include lunch, registration is required.
EAA WomenVenture Evening Program
Wednesday, July 24, 6 p.m. – Theater in the Woods
Notable women in aviation will be featured in a special program at Theater in the Woods on Wednesday, July 24, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. The theme is Celebrating Powerful Pilots, and it will cap off a day centered around EAA WomenVenture activities. As a highlight between the day and night air shows, Wednesday’s Theater in the Woods programming will celebrate powerful female pilots from all walks of life, including military, airline, and civilian backgrounds, and continues a long EAA tradition of highlighting women in aviation.
The event will be moderated by retired Lt. Col. Olga Custodio, a former T-38 instructor who was the first female Hispanic military pilot in the U.S. Air Force and is now retired from American Airlines. Custodio is back for her second year as the moderator of the event.
Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command and the first four-star general in the Air Force Reserve, will be a speaker during the evening’s programming. Miller, who also spoke at Theater in the Woods last summer, is the first reservist to lead Air Mobility Command.
Also speaking during Wednesday evening’s programming will be:
Dr. Eileen Bjorkman, the U.S. Air Force deputy director of Test and Evaluation and author of Propeller Under the Bed.
Col. Kim Campbell, a professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy and former A-10 pilot who survived an incident over Iraq in 2003 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Capt. Bebe O’Neil, a USAF Academy grad and United Airlines system chief pilot.
Capt. Lorraine Morris, a United Airlines check airman, captain on EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast, and avid aircraft restorer.
Don't miss out on these amazing experiences!
Were you in the 2018 EAA WomenVenture photo? Download it today!
EAA WomenVenture Supporting Sponsors:
Join WAI in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the annual Connect Breakfast on Wednesday, July 24 at 8 a.m. during EAA AirVenture July 22-28, 2019! The event, featuring Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, will be held at the Paul H. Poberezny Conference Center (PHP Tent) located just outside the admission gate. Purchase tickets online for $17 each until July 21, and $20 at the WAI booth, Hangar B-2041.