TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 42. Suzanne Kearns

42. Suzanne Kearns

Founding Director at Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics, Associate Professor and Author, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA)

42. Suzanne Kearns

Average Post Engagement: 46.20



What I use Linkedin for:

Networking with other aviation professionals, staying up to date with key developments, communicating with former students and colleagues

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

Beginning flight training at 15, and pursuing education to become an Aviation Professor at age 24, my greatest calling is educating the next generation of aviation professionals.

What I do:

I have written or co-authored 6 aviation books and mentor other authors to write books in the Aviation Fundamentals textbook series. I develop e-learning courses that have been completed by thousands of learners from around the world. Last year I founded a research institute with a mission to be the world’s leading hub for sustainable aeronautics (the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics)

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

To support research, technology, and education towards our industry’s sustainable future

Who I follow on Linkedin

Colleagues I have met through ICAO who live around the world (Paul Bates & Simon Witts), aviation authors, sustainable aviation thought leaders.


Paul Bate

Executive Director - Modelling & Appraisal at Connected Places Catapult, Connected Places Catapult

Simon Witts

Founder & CEO IASTI® and Chairman ENGAP UK CIC, IASTI - International Air & Space Training Institute

Suzanne’s Favorite Post

Reactions: 604

Comments: 116

Check out Suzanne’s post here

In this post I asked followers to nominate young aviation professionals who they were inspired by, and I mailed 15 copies of my book along with a handwritten note & small gift to each. It was so inspiring to learn their stories and see them post pictures when they received their package. The post had more than 46k+ views

Suzanne’s Successful Post

Reactions: 101

Comments: 18

Check out Suzanne’s post here

I’ve truly enjoyed the connection to industry facilitated by LinkedIn and it’s hard to choose a most successful post, but I decided on this one where I put out a call to the international community for contributors to an edited book. The response was tremendous and diverse and led to the book Engaging the next generation of aviation professionals.

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