Canadian Aviation and Aerospace : Eight Recipients Selected for the 11th Annual Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award



Thursday, May 23, 2019

Northern Lights Aero Foundation announces 2019 award winners

TORONTO - The Northern Lights Aero Foundation today announced the 2019 winners of its annual "Elsie" award, honouring Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace.

"Our goal is to bring more recognition to women doing incredible work in aviation and aerospace in Canada," says Joy Parker Blackwood, President of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation. "This year's winners are all role models for the next generation of women in these industries."

Named after aviation pioneer and human rights advocate Elsie Gregory MacGill, the award recognizes eight women across seven categories: business, education, engineering, flight operations, government, pioneer and rising star.
The 2019 recipients are:

Business Award: Wendy Tayler  

Wendy Tayler is the President and majority owner of Whitehorse-based Alkan Air. She established Northern Canada's first aviation-business diploma program at Yukon College, where she has introduced northern youth to careers in aviation.