It was a magical evening yesterday as 250 women in aviation and their supporters gathered at the Toscana Conference Centre in Vaughan to celebrate together. I was so honoured to be among the award winners (rising star category) alongside such pioneers as astronaut Roberta Bondar. Even those who claimed not to be actual pioneers were certainly extremely accomplished and inspirational: Lynne McMullen, Sandra McDonald, Eva Martinez, and Nachelle White have been paving the way and inspiring new generations of girls and women.
Thanks to all the organizers and to the anonymous donor, Confederation College, and Porter Airlines for making my night extra special with their generous gifts. I know we would all be doing what we’re doing without the accolades, but it’s also nice to know our efforts are noticed and appreciated. We will certainly continue to pay it forward!