Articles of Interest

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Big Risk, Big Reward: Using a risk-based system to achieve stability, balance, and well-being. Submitted by Katy Doucette

Big Risk, Big Reward: Using a risk-based system to achieve stability, balance, and well-being. Submitted by Katy Doucette

Aerospace is a fast-paced, heavily regulated industry that offers an environment of high risk and high reward. My story in aerospace started two years ago when I transitioned from law enforcement. Moving from one high risk, high stakes industry into another, I wasn’t sure what to expect. With over 17 years of program and project experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, I was excited and a little nervous about joining a one-hundred-year-old aerospace start up.

Redefining Success: The Uncomfortable Path to a Fulfilling Career Submitted by Ana Lovera, WIA Canada Member

Redefining Success: The Uncomfortable Path to a Fulfilling Career Submitted by Ana Lovera, WIA Canada Member

Once, right after starting her first job, a girl discovered she wanted to be a great leader.

To get there, she had a plan.

work on her growth strategy,
read a relevant book every month,
network with peers and key players in her industry,
take a class on communication,
hire a coach,
and many other things to grow her career and become the version of herself she dreamed of.

But there was an impediment.

How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World – Submitted by Silvia Bianchi

How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World – Submitted by Silvia Bianchi

Many companies face the challenge on how to advance LGBT inclusion when it can become a conflict with local law or culture.

The authors in this article explain how it can be done after reviewing the research conducted by interviewing 30 individuals from Dow, EY, and Microsoft in a variety of countries, from Brazil to Japan to Saudi Arabia.

Commemorating a Trailblazer – Submitted by Eva Martinez

Commemorating a Trailblazer – Submitted by Eva Martinez

Last month, the Royal Canadian Mint released a commemorative loonie honouring Elsie MacGill – a pioneering aeronautical engineer and women’s rights activist who redefined what was possible for women in Canada. As reported by the CBC’s Emily Fagan, Elsie was:
“the first Canadian woman to graduate with a bachelor's in electrical engineering in 1927, the first woman in North America to graduate with a master's in aeronautical engineering in 1929, and the first Canadian woman to practise as an engineer in 1938. In 1929, she contracted polio. Although MacGill was told by doctors that she would never walk again, she regained mobility with the use of two canes and continued her pursuit of a career in aeronautics. She accepted the role of chief engineer at the Canadian Car and Foundry, where she designed the Maple Leaf II biplane. During the Second World War, she pioneered a new, modular construction system that allowed the factory to produce over 1,450 Hawker Hurricane aircraft — a feat that led to MacGill being celebrated in a comic book story, Queen of the Hurricanes.”

Using the Talent Crisis to Help Propel Forward the Discussion on Diversity in Aerospace – Submitted by Ginelle Johnston

Using the Talent Crisis to Help Propel Forward the Discussion on Diversity in Aerospace – Submitted by Ginelle Johnston

Using the Talent Crisis to Help Propel Forward the Discussion on Diversity in Aerospace: With the continued effects of a post pandemic economy further exacerbated by the exit of the baby boomer generation from the workforce, we are seeing the largest talent crisis...

Powerful Beyond Measure – Submitted by Nancy Barber

Powerful Beyond Measure – Submitted by Nancy Barber

Whether you are a Formula 1 fan or not, the name Sir Lewis Hamilton is likely a familiar name for you. The Greatest Formula 1 Driver of all time, the 7-TimeWorld Champion with 103 race wins, has faced tremendous adversity since he was a kid getting bullied in the playground. Lewis, at the age of 38, is so much larger than Formula 1, and an individual who inspires me daily. Many know Lewis’s accomplishments on the track, but not necessarily his accomplishments off the track.