Dear WIA-E members,
did you know that almost one-third of women who start in the STEM field leave for other industries within the first 10 years of their career?
The aerospace sector needs to fully benefit from a larger pool of talented professionals, including men and women, to successfully compete globally, to achieve the more and more challenging goals and to realize the visions for the next decades!
That is why we at WIA Europe have committed ourselves to the mission of building a strong and supportive community of men and women, dedicated to bridging the gender gap and fostering equal opportunity and diversity in the aerospace sector.
And you are the major part of our success!
Therefore today, on the International Women’s Day, we decided to celebrate not only our female members, but our entire community of individuals, as we need both men and women on board, who challenge conventional assumptions and strive to create an inclusive and supportive work environment.
In 2019 we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Association. We are grateful to see our growing network supported by our loyal Corporate Members and Partner Organisations. And we are excited to be able to offer our members a variety of events and activities to invest into your individual success, including our regular grants and awards program, mentoring sessions, and a great variety of networking opportunities.
For most recent news on upcoming events, or not to miss the next deadline for a grant to attend an aerospace conference or workshop in 2019, please check our website. Are you organizing an event that is relevant to the WIA-E community? Let us know!
Today, on the International Women’s Day, we will join our Local Group in Leiden and meet NSO. And I am particularly excited to present WIA-Europe at the ESTEC WinterGarden for the International Women’s Day Breakfast Talk. Will we see you at one of our next events?
I am looking forward to what we can achieve together!