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About Us

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Our Mission

Aviatra empowers women entrepreneurs through education, connections and resources.

We help women start and grow their businesses with 3 essential types of connections they need to be successful:

  • Connections to experts

  • Connections to funding sources

  • Connections to other women entrepreneurs

At Aviatra, we believe that the strength of your network determines the strength of your business.

We will help you validate your business idea, set up your business properly and make smart decisions that will enable it grow.

Our Vision & Values

Our vision is to build a community where women can thrive.

 

We value:

  • Relationships: We build deep and meaningful relationships. 

  • Community: We welcome you to our community of bold entrepreneurs.  

  • Acceptance: We believe everyone has a voice and gifts to offer.

  • Abundance: We know the marketplace has room for everyone. 

  • Creativity:  We think outside the box.

  • Passion: We work tirelessly to help you succeed. 

name

Our Name

When choosing our name, we were inspired by words and phrases that spoke of uplifting and soaring: wind beneath my wings, launch, take off, kept me in the air. This brand theme came alive with the name “Aviatra,”  a combination of the Latin words for bird (avis) and open to the sky (atria). It's pronounced similar to "aviation."

 

Aviatra embodies the spirit of women aviators like Amelia Earhart and Women Air Force Service Pilots who served during World War II, always depending on each other in cohorts.

 

As they did then, Aviatra supports the upward trajectory of our entrepreneurs, while creating an inclusive community.

The original Fly Girls, female pilots from WWII.
team

Our Team

Jill Morenz
Jill Morenz
President & CEO
Jasmine Hughes
Jasmine Hughes
Marketing Strategist & Cincinnati Program Manager
Kourtney Terry
Kourtney Terry
Dayton Program Manager

Board of Directors

Craig Carlson
Trey Grayson
Craig Carlson
Board Chair
Trey Grayson
Immediate Past Chair
Donna Deye
Shannan Boyer
Donna Deye
Treasurer
Shannan Boyer
Secretary
Cassandra Borchers
JR Foster
Cassandra Borchers
JR Foster
Maggie Frye
Maggie Frye
Heather Harris
Manny Hernandez
Heather Harris
Manny Hernandez
Ann Keeling
Ann Keeling

Advisory Council

Kim Banham
Kim Banham
John Keller
John Keller
Laura Menge
Laura Menge
Elizabeth Presher
Elizabeth Presher
Matt Scherocman
Matt Scherocman
Cyndy Sellers
Cyndy Sellers
Maria Walkup
Maria Walkup
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Aviatra in the News

Sponsors

Our Supporters

Alloy logo
Blue North logo
Core Consulting logo
Covington Economic Development logo
ECDI logo
First Financial Bank logo
Frost Brown Todd logo
Goldman Sachs logo
Main Street Ventures logo
Meshewa Farm Foundation logo
NKU logo
Ohio dept of development logo
Park National Bank logo
Queen City Angels logo
Robert Louis Group logo
Scooter Media logo
Thompson Hine logo
Truist logo
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