Mireille Goyer – Founder & President

Mireille GoyerAfter earning a DEUG in Math-Physics at the Université de Poitiers, France, Mireille Goyer moved to the United States, to study Computer Graphic Design at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Upon graduation, she started her professional career as a corporate communication consultant, producing multimedia presentations for large live corporate events in North America and Europe.

Soon thereafter, she began to learn to fly for pleasure. Her new hobby became a passion and led Mireille to earn a commercial pilot certificate promptly followed by ground and flight instructor certificates. She began to develop multimedia pilot training programs and founded her first corporation headquartered in France with a branch in the United States in the mid 1990’s. Mireille moved to Vancouver, Canada, in 2005 and continued to mass educate by developing courses.

Mireille has flown several thousand hours in single and multi-engine airplanes in multiple countries and holds U.S. and Canadian Airline Transport Pilot licences. She writes a column for Canadian Aviator magazine and volunteers as an FAA Safety Team Representative.

As an engaged and dedicated female pilot, Mireille was stunned to discover that no one had planned a celebration for the centennial of the first female pilot license worldwide in 2010. Going back to her communication roots, she launched a grassroots initiative, asking pilots worldwide to ‘Fly It Forward®‘ as a salute to the first aviatrixes. That initiative morphed into the Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week initiative in 2011. These initiatives are responsible for thousands girls and women discovering aviation and flight in a small aircraft in 44 countries on 5 continents. Mireille has received several national and international awards for her efforts. She is the founder of the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW).

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