Women in Aerospace Canada

Articles of Interest

The Imposter Syndrome By: Silvia Bianchi and Eva Martinez

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.

Women in Leadership Positions By: Silvia Bianchi

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?

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.