Women in Aerospace Canada

Articles of Interest

How Men Can Help Make Aerospace More Inclusive

In recent weeks, an ally of Women in Aerospace Canada shared an article from Aviation Week magazine on how men can help make aerospace more inclusive. It’s an interesting read and definitely worth sharing with our community. While we would like to believe that race and gender should not matter in the workplace, those representing minorities can certainly speak to the challenges they’ve encountered in their careers. The article also speaks to the importance of mentorship and allyship and the role they play in preparing mentees for those tough situations.

Becoming Your Authentic Self – Article by Valerie Chhokar

WIA Canada had the pleasure of hosting a Virtual Lunch & Learn, Becoming your Authentic Self at Work, with Kathleen Redmond, an executive coach who facilitates a learning session called Coaching in a Character Culture. WIA-Canada had a fabulous turnout and everyone shared genuine, heartfelt conversation about the importance of taking care of ourselves, showing up authentically, and supporting our organizations particularly in this virtual world.

Kathleen is the author of five workplace-based books, and an adjunct faculty in the MA (Leadership) Program at the University of Guelph where she teaches Coaching and Developing Others. She has spent over 30 years working with leaders across North America, focused on the themes of communication, collaboration and creating a healthy, dynamic, engaging, effective workplace.

During the virtual event Kathleen highlighted a number of ways we can become our more authentic selves and how this will create success for us in the workplace. Three key items she is convinced of are:

#ChooseToChallenge – Article

On Monday March 8, 2021, Women in Aerospace Canada joined forces with Women in Aerospace Europe and Women in Aerospace (USA) to celebrate International Women’s Day. With participants from 15 different countries across 14 different time zones, the virtual event was truly an international celebration. Click for the full article.