The International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award as Elizabeth Freidenberg of Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic. This award recognizes women who are leaders in the field of aviation, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the industry and are respected as team players by men and women alike. As a woman who epitomizes these attributes, IAWA is honored to recognize Elizabeth Freidenberg as the second recipient of this award.
Freidenberg has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of women in the aviation industry. She has served on IAWA’s board for many years and is currently an active member of the Advisory Board. IAWA Past President Katherine Posner spoke of Freidenberg, "Elizabeth has been an inspiration in so many ways "“ as a trailblazer for women in aviation law, for her boundless energy and enthusiasm and of course her unfailing support of other women and IAWA. She truly is a Woman of Excellence."
Freidenberg’s professional credentials are equally impressive. A graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Law School with a master in Air Law of the Argentine Air Force Institute of Air and Space Law, Freindenberg has concentrated her practice in aviation law in what it is today Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic Law Firm. Ms Freidenberg has been appointed by the Argentine Government to various committees to advise on aviation regulatory matters and aerospace law and is often invited as an expert in aviation matters by governments and associations. She was a member of the Governmental Commission appointed to update the Argentine Aircraft Register Executive Order governing the Argentine Aeronautical Code and was also appointed advisor in aviation matters to the Argentine Secretary of Privatization. She has lectured on aviation law at the University of Buenos Aires Law School, at the Argentine Air Force Institute of Air and Space Law, and at Embry Riddle University as well as in international conferences such as IATA Legal Symposium; Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, Copa Legal Symposium; ALA (Asociación Líneas Aéreas de Costa Rica), BAR Association of Montevideo, Uruguay, Brazilian Institute of Air and Space Law, and ACI (American Conference Institute Annual forum) Aviation – Litigation.
She was selected as the Argentine Expert in Air Legislation by the Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers of the International Finance Law Review. She was also elected as an expert on Aeronautic Law by the Guide of American Lawyers, and as an expert on Aeronautic Law by the Who’s Who legal. Appointed as one of the fifty «Leading Woman Entrepreneur of the World» by the Star Group and has published many articles including several articles on air law in European and Latin American specialized journals and the International Law Office (ILO) Globe Business Publishing.
"Elizabeth is one of the truly outstanding women in the world. As one of the world"™s premiere aviation attorneys, accomplished educator, published author, adoring wife and cherished mother—the world is a kinder and truly more gracious one due to Elizabeth Freidenberg! She is one of IAWA"™s global leaders and we are so proud to recognize her with this coveted award. She is an exceptional supporter of women in aviation and promote women professionals in Latin America, and beyond.» said Julie Ellis, IAWA Board Member.
The Award will be presented to Elizabeth during the IAWA’s 25th Annual Conference which will take place in Panama City, Trump Hotel, on November 18-20, 2013. All information is available on www.iawa.org