Dreams Soar founder Shaesta Waiz was born in Afghanistan and emigrated to the United States as a young girl with her parents and five sisters. Today she is the first female civilian Afghan pilot, the first to earn an undergraduate (and graduate) degrees in her family, and is aiming to become the youngest woman fly around the world solo, to inspire women and girls to reach for the stars. Read more…
Donate! Even a modest amount will help us reach our immediate goal of funding a round-the-world solo flight to inspire women and girls to dream of careers they never thought possible – and provide advice as to how to reach those goals. Additionally, spread the word about Dreams Soar, to make this a global event to celebrate! Aviation companies, we need in-kind donations as well!
From the beginning, Dreams Soar has benefitted from an eager, accomplished, and diverse group of volunteers, mentors, advisors, board member and partners, including some of the top names in aviation. Our outreach to the global population of females, to say “Yes, you can fly! You can thrive in STEM fields!” is a mission that resonates with this tirelessly dedicated group. Meet our Dream Team…
FEMALE AIRLINE CAPTAINS WORLDWIDE
% OF US STEM PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE FEMALE
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% OF PILOTS WORLDWIDE THAT ARE FEMALE