Дата: 11-03-19 13:14
AVIATION CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN"S DAY
Airports around the world are today celebrating International Women's Day while Quebec's aerospace industry is holding a conference to promote diversity and inclusion.
Birmingham Airport in the UK is celebrating International Women’s Day with a series of activities running across the airport based on the official theme #BalancedforBetter.
To celebrate women’s achievements, Birmingham Airport (BHX) reached out to some of its most inspiring female employees to share the reasons why International Women’s Day is important to them.
Kirstin Kane, the airpot's head of sustainability at BHX who joined the gateway in October 2000, said: "At times I have sat in boardrooms where I have been the only female and often, significantly younger than others around me. This has really shaped who I am today, and my input is as valid and as respected as anyone else’s.
In Canada, Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, today held the Inclusive Organization of Tomorrow Forum in the presence of Jean Boulet, Québec's Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie region.
"The strength of a skilled and diversified workforce is a powerful driver of performance and innovation which are essential for companies to continue to grow and excel on the international stage," noted Suzanne Benoît, president of Aéro Montréal.
Boulet said: "I am delighted to see the dynamism and the actions being taken by Aéro Montréal to meet challenges related to workforce scarcity and skills development.
Organised as part of International Women's Day, the Forum provided a platform for discussing the drivers, challenges and solutions for promoting the inclusion of all under-represented groups in companies and society.
While Netflights chose to mark the occasion by highlighting five big moments for women in aviation in 2018.
1. Air France hired their first ever female CEO
2. India had the more female pilots than any other country
Data from (ISWAP) highlighted that regional Indian airline Zoom Air has the most female pilots of all airlines worldwide. They employ nine female pilots out of a total of 30. IndiGo has the second highest percentage of women pilots at 13.9%.
4. The Nancy Bird Walton initiative launched
5. Chix were Fix-ing airplanes
Paul Hopkinson, marketing director from Netflights said: “It’s ridiculous to think that women can’t or shouldn’t be able to contribute to any aspect of aviation on equal terms as men.
Источник информации: Airport World
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