AVIATE with Shaesta – Launches July 30th

Shaesta Waiz, Youngest Woman to Fly Solo Around the World in a Single-Engine Aircraft, has announced her new platform, AVIATE with Shaesta, which is designed for women in aviation to simply express themselves. AVIATE- Acknowledge, Vocalize, Inclusion, Act, Travel, Evolve – are the foundational themes Waiz uses to shape her conversations with some of the most leading women in aviation and aerospace, across various media outlets.

Launching the platform with a podcast, AVIATE with Shaesta brings some of the most interesting women together- trailblazers, record-setter, adventurers, entrepreneurs, mothers – to have unguarded conversations about what it means to be a woman, especially in aviation. Season one of the podcasts will debut non-exclusively across all podcast platforms on July 30, 2021. An exclusive bonus episode is being released today with Dr. Sima Samar, human rights activist, and former Minister of Women’s Affairs of Afghanistan, to discuss what the US military exit will mean for the women of Afghanistan. Waiz is at 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week to promote the platform.

“By sharing the moments that challenge, test, empower, and propel us along our careers, we can better define what it means to be a woman in aviation,” Shaesta said. “It is time for us to get together and surface some of the long-standing challenges women face in our beloved industry. This is how we build more understanding and empathy for one another.”

Tune in for episodes on topics ranging from mental health, motherhood, self-advocacy, innovation, and charting new horizons. An array of special guests includes Nicole Stott, Dr. Ellen Stofan, Stephanie Chung, Sue Sommers, Ariel Tweto, Patty Wagstaff, and more, who will join the record setting pilot for each conversation.

Atlantic Aviation serves as the first season’s premiere sponsor. “Atlantic is proud to sponsor this platform that recognizes the challenges, contributions, and rewards that woman have experienced in this industry,” stated Sue Sommers, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing Atlantic Aviation.

For more on the platform, please visit AVIATEwithShaesta.com.