WIA-E Working Groups

WIA-Europe White Paper Working Groups

Women In Aerospace Europe invites individual WIA-E members to contribute to our Working Groups!

Join the next round of working groups with the aim of drafting White Papers relevant to the objectives of our association and our community.

The working groups consist of individual and corporate members, embracing as many perspectives as possible to profoundly cover the respective topics and provide actionable recommendations.

Two new groups will start their work in January

  • Visibility of Female Experts
    • Why are male experts much more visible in many conferencies, panels and press? What is the impact of this poor representation of women? What can we do to change this?
    • Get in touch: visibility_wg(at)wia-europe.org
  • Smart Working: Challenges & Opportunities
    • How was smart working applied during the pandemic? What can we learn from it for future work flexibility? What good practices should be followed?
    • Get in touch: flexibility_wg(at)wia-europe.org

To contribute to the topics, please get in touch before 1 January 2021.

The work will take into account:

  • Available research
  • Experiences & expertise of WIA-E members (individual and corporates)
  • Be representative of the situation in Europe.

You might expect to have 3 virtual sessions of 2-3 hours with the working group, with offline work to prepare and gather the outputs. It is a great opportunity to meet likeminded professionals and contribute to the work of the association with your experience and expertise.

Join an existing group

The first three White Papers have been presented during a series of round tables within the programme of the World Space Week 2021, which took place from 4 to 10 October and were dedicated to Women in Space.

In the second phase, which will start in December, the groups will focus on implementing some of the recommendations compiled in the Working Papers.

Would you like to contribute to their work? Get in touch:

Working Group 1: STEM Education

This White Paper gives a concise summary of the main issues, transverse across European countries, focussing on early inspiration, retention of young women, the contribution and influence of peers/family, the perception of women in STEM careers, and the importance of European coordination.

Join STEM Education Working Group

Working Group 2: Skills Gap in the Aerospace Sector

This White Paper gives an overview of sector trends and specific needs, and proposes a set of actions based on the analysis of available reports and studies carried out in Europe and beyond. It contains country-specific information and recommendations for implementation at different points in the career profile.

Join Skills Gap in the Aerospace Sector Working Group

Working Group 3: Women in the C-suite

Find out: How to increase the number of female board members? How to support female professionals in bridging the gap between their skills and experience to reach an executive role? Which steps do businesses wanting to grow the number of females in C-suite roles have to take?

Join Women in the C-Suite Working Group

Working Group 4: Visibility of Female Talent

Find out: Why are male experts much more visible in many conferences, panels and press? What is the impact of this poor representation of women? What can we do to change this?

Join Visibility Working Group

Working Group 5: Smart Working

Find out: How was smart working applied during the pandemic? What can we learn about it? What good practices should be followed?

Join Flexibility Working Group