The Madrid Local Group has been founded in March 2021. We want to contribute to the WIA-E objectives in our region where the aerospace industry has a very relevant presence. A large number of very important companies and institutions are settled here and the sector is considered one of the drivers for the region’s development. The space activity started around 60 years ago, and it represents 95% of the Spanish space sector with an annual turnover of 860 million Euros.
So far, the Madrid Local Group contains around 30 members and has a number of supporters including: Airbus, Alter, INTA, Isdefe, GMV, Tedae and Thales Alenia Space.
Our main goals are:
- To give visibility of the women in the aerospace industry in the region, to develop networking and mentoring programs
- To promote activities in schools and universities for young people to show how stimulating it may be being part of the projects and missions carried out by the space industry
- To inspire young girls and women and to encourage their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- To bring space to society and help to build a better and more sustainable world
Local Group Leader: Rocío García Rubio
Local Group Co-leader: Eva Ramírez.
Corporate survey to reinforce our relationship and to show their thinking on gender diversity, commitment/actions in place and motivation to be part of WIA Europe WIA Europe is grateful to Corporates, Partners and Individual Memberships to be part of our association as reference organization for women who want to accomplish their careers in the aerospace field, but also for men who want to be part of a modern association. WIA Europe constitutes a global networking platform of people working in the aerospace fields with their current sisters WIA USA, WIA Canada, WIA Africa, WIA Japan, WIA Mexico.