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About Us


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. 


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.

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Our Team

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

Board of Directors

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

Advisory Council

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Kim Banham
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John Keller
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Robin Gentry McGee
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Laura Menge
Elizabeth Presher
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Cyndy Sellrs
Maria Walkup
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Aviatra in the News


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