Women in Aerospace CanadaArticles of Interest
Many organizations are in denial that gender inequality still exists. It’s important that you and your organization get clear on the realities that women are facing today and the barriers that are preventing women from advancing their careers.
Women speak of these challenges daily, including:
• Being treated equally • Advocating on their own behalf • Trusting their own voices • Building alliances
It wasn’t until I was well into my career as an aerospace professional that I first heard of The Imposter Syndrome. And yet in that instant, I was able to relate to it immediately, knowing it was something that I had personally experienced without even knowing it was “a thing”. I felt like if I’d known about The Imposter Syndrome sooner, I might have been better prepared to identify when it was happening and be able to deal with it. So with that knowledge-sharing in mind, I recently presented a workshop on The Imposter Syndrome to REaDY – Rural Employment Development for Youth, a program sponsored by the Government of Canada created to help youth ages 15-30 achieve gainful employment. The program focuses on personal development, life skills, and employment development skills. In preparing for this presentation, a quick Google search revealed several interesting articles and perspectives on the topic.
As companies continue to diversify their workforces, many focus on gender inclusivity, and for good reason: Research has shown that companies with women in leadership positions see higher profits and greater employee satisfaction.
With such a strong business case to be made for it, senior leaders around the world are striving to get more women into leadership positions within their companies. How can you do the same for your company?
Women in Aerospace Canada is aware of the difference between sponsorship and mentorship and how key this is to ensure that women and members of minorities can be fully represented in the industry as well as fully supported in their career.