Soaring Newswire July 31, 2017

Soaring Newswire July 31, 2017

Grab a tissue, take a seat and get into your zone to watch this empowering video showcasing Dreams Soar’s emotional visit to the all girls orphanage in India!
She Dared to Dream
Check out this interview with Shaesta conducted by Reema Lokesh, editor of the Indian Express Group at a Women in Aviation International (WAI) India chapter event on July 17 in Mumbai!
Mission Soars with Aviation Leaders in Thailand 
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, ICAO and Pacific Regional Offices hosted a wonderful outreach event supporting the Dreams Soar mission. This event launched a pre-recorded keynote speech by Shaesta sharing her story and highlighted the diverse world of STEM through our #STEMsoars campaign. Attendance involved Thailand’s Minister of Transport, the Hon. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, a large group of girls and women among various dignitaries and students.

We applaud the team in Bangkok for making this outreach effort successful and well received! 

Check out this video where Shaesta sat in with Indian radio personality, Hrishikesh Kannan, and discussed different aspects of our mission, and also answered questions from callers.
Iran Air Breaks Barriers, Appoints First Female CEO
Congratulations to Iran Air for appointing their newest CEO! At 44 years old, Farzaneh Sharafbhani is the airline’s first female chief executive officer. She is the former transport minister of Iran and holds a PhD in aerospace engineering.

Good luck Dr. Sharafbhani! We know you will do great!

Grazie, Italia! Coverage in Cagliari
Check out this article published by Elisabetta Puggioni and Carlo Dedoni recapping Shaesta’s short stop in Italy!

Thank you Elisabetta and Carlo for featuring Dreams Soar. Grazie mille!

Influential Women in STEM Feature: Clair Deevy
Clair Deevy is currently the Head of Economic Growth Initiatives at Facebook. She has over 15 years worth of experience dealing with communication and corporate social responsibility specializations. Clair has worked her way through the ranks in Australia and has made it to a global position, working for companies such as Microsoft. With a colorful background in fundraising, awareness building, entrepreneurship and technology, Clair dedicates much of her time to volunteer with programs such as Women in Technology. Women in Technology aims at inspiring at-risk girls, also from low income households, to pursue careers in male dominated fields.

We honor you Clair. You inspire us!

Looking Back: Afghanistan
On her recent historic return to her home country of Afghanistan, Shaesta appeared at a gathering of over 200 schoolgirls from the Kabul area, an event organized jointly by the UNDPAfghanistan and the Kabul Department of Education. Waiz shared her inspiring story with the children how she had achieved her ambitions as the daughter of an Afghan immigrant.

Check out the entire photo album on our Facebookpage!

Daily Dose of STEM
Girl Scouts added 23 new badges which are focused on science, technology, engineering and math. This is the largest amount of badges added in the last decade for Girl Scouts of America. New programs were added that teach basic programming and prototype building for younger scouts in kindergarten and first grade. For young women, programs involve algorithms and artificial intelligence. There are also badges for race car and aviation design using GoldieBlox kits.

Read more about it here! 

Did You Know?
We would like to thank all of our donors for their commitment to our cause! Here’s what they had to say about Dreams Soar recently:

Jamel Veney
“I love to see excellence and that’s exactly what you are!”
Donated to Linda Hall’s Fundraising Page

 Ja’Nel Edens
“Just because you ROCK! Keep up the great work sis.”
Donated to Linda Hall’s Fundraising Page

Denise Santoro
“Wishing you well, Shaesta and Jill, as you reach new heights in aviation and in inspiring and empowering women, girls and all youth around the globe!”
Donated to Jill Meyer’s Fundraising Page

Ben Johnson, II
“So Proud of you Linda! Keep Flying Higher!”
Donated to Linda Hall’s Fundraising Page

Thank you Dreams Soar board of directors and spouses for your ongoing generous charitable gifts!
Rose Marie Norman
Pete and Heather Schlichting
Lou & Christine Seno
Lyndse Costabile
Bruce & Peg Ganger
Dr. James Sulton
Elizabeth Larson

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Thanks to our on-going partnership with MSK Concepts, not only can you ensure that we’re inspiring the next generation of STEM & aviation professionals through your generous donations, but now, you can also look the part!

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There’s no better time to inspire the next generation of STEM and aviation professionals. Invest in Dreams Soar today!
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