Women and Aviation (W&A) is a registered hybrid organisation dedicated to the sustainable economic empowerment and personal development of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, with a focus on the aviation and space industry through various strategic programmes.

W&A has established a registered non-profit organisation: Girl Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) Foundation. GFPA Foundation is an information and skills development STEM education programme for school and post-school learners with a particular focus on aviation and space. Our programme includes the use of design thinking, technology, and innovation to inform, connect, motivate and inspire the next generation of makers and problem solvers in the aviation and space industry.

GFPA Foundation Programmes

  • Careers in STEM workshops, focusing on aviation and space.
  • Design thinking and technology workshops.
  • Adopt-a-Pilot, Engineer and ATC Day.
  • Annual Aviation and Space Camp.
  • Fly for STEM campaign.
  • Annual Youth in STEM Conference.

GFPA Foundation Scholarships & Internships

W&A will be partnering with different organisations and institutions to offer scholarships and internships in the aviation and space industry.

Expose your brand to South Africa’s leading women in the aviation and space industry by partnering or sponsoring any of our GFPA programmes. For sponsorship packages, please contact us gfpa@womenandaviation.com.

Honouring the Pioneers

W&A honours the pioneering women, around the world, who have walked this path before us and held a lantern to light our way, the giants on whose shoulders we all stand as women in the aviation and space industry today. We document and record their history and achievements.