I received this photo of Virgin Group president and founder Sir Richard Branson with Virgin America pilots Melinda Senior, Kim Gabrelcik, and Angela Cailliau from the San Francisco-based carrier.
Says Virgin America:
Sir Richard keynoted the general session of the 2009 California Women’s Conference with Gov. Schwarzenegger and FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Baer. Sir Richard and the panel discussed the success of micro-loans to female borrowers in the third world, the importance of risk-taking, and the need for more women to enter fields, like aviation, where a fresh perspective is needed.
Virgin America, the only California-based airline, was the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2009 Women’s Conference. Speakers and attendees from across the country flew into Los Angeles for the two-day conference via Virgin America’s award-winning service. Other speakers at the conference included such notables as Annie Leibovitz, Madeleine Albright, Alicia Keyes, Candace Bushnell and Caroline Kennedy.
A lot of great women in that list, but a special hats off to the women in aviation!