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Meet the Women Pioneers of Boeing

The Aviation District is where dreams take flight. Visitors can get a taste of the local love of aviation: the romance of airborne ideals.

The quintessential hands-on experience in the Aviation District is the Boeing Future of Flight.

There, you can learn about the history of women aviation pioneers. you can also participate in workshops, classes, and science-based activities that will inspire the next generation of young women for careers in STEM and aerospace technologies.

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We recently had the privilege of attending a Tech Talk at the Future of Flight by author Betsy Case. Ms. Case worked as a marketer at Boeing for several decades when she was inspired to create a book that documented the often-overlooked women who helped to build the aerospace giant. What she found in the company archives was remarkable.

"Trailblazers: The Women of the Boeing Company" tells stories of women draftsmen, seamstresses, engineers, pilots. There are plenty of "Rosies" a.k.a. World War II riveters. To read the book is to see glass ceiling after glass ceiling being shattered by women who, in the words of Betsy Case, "Wouldn't take no for an answer."

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The Boeing Future of Flight store offers copies of “Trailblazers: The Women of the Boeing Company” book for 50% off. You can purchase in-store, order one for contactless curbside pickup, or you can order through the online store.

Health and Safety measures are in place at Boeing Future of Flight.

One thing is certain: when you visit the Aviation District in the heart of Seattle NorthCountry, you will leave feeling inspired. The sky's the limit for dreamers.

Header image and riveter image appear courtesy of the Library of Congress. All other images appear with permission, courtesy of Boeing.

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