Flying Adventurously and Empowering Women – With Abingdon Mullin
How adventurous can you get with your career choice? As a woman, you shouldn’t allow anything to affect you if you want to pursue a career in a male-dominated field and succeed.
In this episode of the SpeakEasy Podcast, we have Abingdon Mullin, a pilot and founder of Abingdon Foundation. She’s also the CEO of The Abingdon Co. a watch company geared towards adventurous women. Abingdon has a serious spirit for adventure and excitement, especially when it has to do with flying. She has dared to tread on man’s ground and succeed in industries that are traditionally male-dominated.
Listen in to learn the importance of encouraging and contributing towards STEM-related education for girls.
“You don’t let anything affect you unless you let it affect you.”- Abingdon Mullin [17:01]
What you will learn in this episode:
•[1:10] Get to know Abingdon and her adventurous side.
•[5:00] How she discovered flying and figured out the industry plus the many avenues you can study and practice as a pilot.
•[9:01] She describes the most favorite flights she has flown so far.
•[11:03] How the idea of making women’s aviation watches came to be.
•[15:52] How she’s adopted the right attitude of not allowing anything to affect her to succeed in male-dominated fields.
•[19:45] Where to find Abingdon and contribute towards her nonprofit organization.
Born in England and raised in Burbank, California, Abingdon is the CEO of a watch company geared towards adventurous women called, “The Abingdon Co.” Also, she is the founder of Abingdon Foundation, an organization built to empower and accelerate the female pursuit of more than STEAM industries, either professionally or recreationally. Her work revolves around women’s empowerment and opportunities for females. All of her businesses came about as the result of her getting her pilot’s certificate in 2006. She has flown over 80 different aircraft up to the Airbus 321 and has delivered airplanes in over 20 different countries.
-Appeared on Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska S3
-Appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank S6
-First woman to land in Shanghai Hongqiao International airport in a single-engine propeller-driven airplane.