Josephine "Jo" Keating Swift, WWII WASP

Josephine "Jo" Keating Swift, in her flight suit, circa WWII

The M2W® team has just learned of the passing of Josephine “Jo” Keating Swift.  Jo and the 1500 other women who were members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, better known as the WASP, were honored with the inaugural M2W® First Woman Award during this year’s M2W®.  Her goddaughter, Drucilla Dence of Draftfcb, was on hand during the conference to accept the award on behalf of her godmother and the other WASPs.  “I feel so proud to have been there to receive the award on her behalf as she is truly one of the most amazing ladies I will ever have had the honor to have known,” said Dence.  “Her granddaughter posted a quote from Faith Whittlesey on her Facebook page that I’ve heard before but it’s so perfect for Jo… Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.”

“We were proud to honor Jo and all the WASP sof World War II.  She was an amazing woman and the world is certainly a bit brighter because she was a part of it,” said Nan McCann, president of PME® Enterprises, LLC, producers of M2W®.

Click here to read more about Josephine Keating Swift and the World War II WASPs.