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March 18, 2013, Toronto - There are just two weeks left to nominate incredible women in aviation and aerospace for the 2013 Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Awards.


March 18, 2013, Toronto – There are just two weeks left to nominate
incredible women in aviation and aerospace for the 2013 Elsie MacGill
Northern Lights Awards.

The Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award is an annual award that honours outstanding women in aviation and aerospace in Canada. The purpose of the award is to celebrate the achievements of women and to motivate and inspire other women to pursue opportunities in these industries.

The award is named after Elsie MacGill, a Canadian who is acknowledged to have been the first female aircraft designer in the world. She designed the Maple Leaf II and was pivotal in the production of the Hawker Hurricane in Canada during the Second World War. MacGill also served on Canada's Royal Commission on the Status of Women. Despite having a disability as a result of polio, MacGill went on to make very significant contributions to aviation and for women in Canada.

AWARD CATEGORIES

1. Flight Operations/Maintenance:
A woman who has made a significant contribution, and has been a role model, in the area of flight operations as a pilot or aircraft maintenance engineer/technician.

2. Business:
A woman who has made a significant contribution, and has been a role model, in an aviation or aerospace-related business (owner/operator/entrepreneur, manager or administrator).

3. Government:
A woman who has made a significant contribution, and has been a role model in aviation and aerospace services and programs, provided through governmental departments (regulatory oversight/policy and procedures, Search and Rescue, safety, air traffic control, military, medical, political advocacy, space programs).

4. Education: *new for 2013
a) A woman who has been a role model or mentor, and has made a significant contribution for the inspiration, education, and advancement of women in aviation or aerospace, as a teacher; professor; motivational speaker; promoter; counselor, or researcher.
OR
b) An organization that is pivotal in increasing the number of women in theaviation or aerospace industry through diversity programs, support, promotion, and hiring of women in their organization, or within the industries at large.

5. Pioneer: *new for 2013
A woman who was first or earliest in any field of enterprise, or progress, in the fields of aviation or aerospace. One who prepared or lead the way. This women can be honoured in person or posthumously.
 
6. Rising Star:
A woman between the ages of 16 and 30, who has demonstrated exceptional promise of leadership, and contribution, in any area of aviation and aerospace, or in a volunteer capacity.

Click here to view the nomination form.


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