- The United States Parachute Association (USPA) reports there are 35,000 active U.S. skydivers, but only 13% are females. Women are underrepresented. There is a need for more women instructors, role models and mentors. The WSN hopes to inspire that growth.
- Founded by Christy Frikken and JaNette Lefkowitz in 2016, two professional skydivers who developed the network as a community resource for all female skydivers.
- The WSN provides female skydivers – of all experience levels from beginners to World Champions – with resources, training, networking, and fellowship.
- Women from all over the world are welcome into the free global network of women who actively look to the WSN -and each other- for training, resources and community support in everything related to skydiving.
The 2020 initiatives:
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution securing women’s right to vote, the WSN tapped top professional female skydivers to develop two initiatives to celebrate the milestone.
- Highlight Pro Skydiving Team – Comprised of 11 female skydivers doing demonstration jumps across the country.
- Project 19 – 100+ women from across the globe training to secure a skydiving Women’s Vertical World Record.