ERAU Brings Top Women Leaders Together in Free Course

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is bringing together top women aviation and aerospace professionals in a free online course designed to help prepare current and future female leaders. And while the massive open online course (MOOC), Leadership for Women in Aerospace and Aviation, was just announced, more than 1,000 people have already registered.

Scheduled from April 17 to May 31, the course will provide insight on strategies for success from accomplished women, as well as feature ERAU subject matter experts. Cosponsored by a NASA Space Grant, the six-week course includes four modules and should take 16 hours to complete.

“Our speakers include top industry experts whose career experience will help inform and motivate others,” said Linda Weiland, associate professor in the Worldwide Campus’s College of Aeronautics. “We envision that MOOC participants represent the future leadership of our industry.”

Participating in the course are former FAA Administrator and Rolls-Royce North America chief Marion Blakey; Wheels Up chief growth officer Stephanie Chung; Ellen Stofan, undersecretary for science and research at the Smithsonian Institute; Bobbi Wells, v-p of safety, environmental and regulatory compliance for American Airlines; U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt; Desert Jet founder Denise Wilson; Becky Lutte, associate professor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute; and Tammie Jo Shults, former fighter pilot and captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which successfully landed in Philadelphia after a rapid decompression.