Women and Drones, Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM) and Pride at Work Canada warmly invite you to join us for a moderated dialogue about how to set up this new industry with inclusivity and equity in mind.
How can companies create and educate allies in the workspace? What can we learn from traditional aerospace and apply to AAM? What is brave leadership and why is it needed in today’s industries? What can new graduates expect from upper management and a new work environment?
This event, as one part of an annual three-part series including women in AAM and indigenous peoples, strives to move this conversation forward as we build this new industry together. This is an online event featuring a keynote fireside chat followed by three discussion topics: Inclusion in Aviation Today, Leading with Language, and Small Steps Towards Brave Leadership.
Date & Time:
Thursday, August 19th, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific Time | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Location: Online Webinar. A Zoom Webinar link will be provided to registrants closer to the event.
With so much demand for new jobs and innovation in the coming years, building this industry with diversity and inclusion in mind is what we need to be considering in order to get there. Diversity will give us the innovation needed to get this industry off the ground safely. Inclusion will ensure that the workforce for this new industry attracts and keeps the best people. What can we learn from traditional aerospace and apply to AAM? How can companies create and educate brave leaders in the workspace? What are the best practices that will create the culture that will allow talent to succeed at all levels?
Numerous studies have shown that the more diverse a workforce is, the more prosperous it is. The current aerospace and aviation industries have worked to create greater equality and diversity over the past decades, with a variety of challenges limiting their efforts. This event, as one part of an annual three-part series including Women in AAM and Indigenous peoples, strives to move this conversation forward as we build this new industry together. Given the lessons learned from aviation, we can build equality and diversity into the foundation of the new Advanced Air Mobility industry, creating a more equitable, profitable and sustainable industry. This event will start off with a keynote fireside chat, followed by three conversations hosted by leaders who believe in this work.
● Kimberly Penn, Women and Drones (@WomenandDrones; Kimberly Penn)
● Stella Samuels, Pride at Work Canada (@PrideAtWorkCAN; Stella Samuels)
● Marlene Conway Diels, Diversity Development Network (Marlene Conway Diels)
● Reg Krake, The Arc Foundation/SOGI 1 2 3 (Arc Foundation; Reg Krake)
● Jorge L. D Albelo, Embry Riddle University (@EmbryRiddle; Jorge Diaz Albelo)
● JR Hammond, Canadian Advanced Air Mobility (@CanadianAAM; JR Hammond)
● Adrienne Lindgren, Hyundai Urban Air Mobility (@HMGnewsroom; Adrienne Lindgren)
*Speakers may be added or changed in the coming weeks. See here for the most updated version.