Inspire Gala

Inspire Gala

The Aviation Event of the Year

Inspire is our annual fundraising gala where we showcase incredible women in the aviation industry during our aviation-themed, cocktail style event.

Help Us Raise Funds For Our Programs

Inspire raises funds for our Mentorship, and Bursary programs, as well as for the Elevate Aviation Learning Centre. Every dollar raised goes back into our organization, allowing us to spread the word about careers in aviation, create more courses and training opportunities for women to achieve economic security, and close the gender gap in the male dominated industry.

Annually, we host a crowd of 400 guests from a wide range of industries and professions. Our most recent gala in 2019 raised almost $50,000! Sadly, our 2020 gala was cancelled due to COVID-19.

For 2021 we have scaled back from our usual open invitation event, to a more intimate sponsor dinner with a goal to raise funds for a brand new 18-week aviation career readiness program for women that teaches career skills training, employability training, and aviation specific training.

Our 8 featured women in aviation will be introduced and attend as special guests for the evening. 

2021 Inspire Silent Auction

Along with the speakeasy event, we are hosting an online silent auction from September 9 – October 9, 2021. This will help us to raise funds for our programs in lieu of the large fundraising event normally held each fall. 

New items are being added weekly! Be sure to check it out often and place your bids!

Women Who Inspire

The women we feature quickly become a part of the Elevate Aviation family and join the cause in raising awareness about the amazing careers available to women in aviation.

Providing a platform of support for women in the industry. Once the women are selected, we kick things off by spending one weekend together, sharing stories with other like-minded females, getting pampered, and relaxing. This is an opportunity to build life-long friendships and networks of support across various positions throughout the industry.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR INSPIRE 2021.

Check out photos from past Inspire events!