Porter Airlines Promoting Opportunities For Women In Aviation
In honour of International Women’s Day, Porter Airlines is launching Women Soar at Porter to promote opportunities for women in aviation. The program aims to bridge the gender gap within all areas of the organization including Pilots, Leadership and Ground Operations.
The carrier says that while the emphasis is on further increasing its higher than average number of female pilots at Porter, initiatives also include: creating a resource group for internal development; relationship building with high schools, colleges and flight schools and partnering with organizations that promote women in aviation and aerospace.
Robert Deluce, President & CEO of Porter Airlines says: “Women are generally underrepresented in the aviation industry. There needs to be a fundamental shift in thinking. Being a pilot - or maintenance engineer, or executive - is a job for anyone willing to work hard and with a passion for what they do.”
A number of Porter’s female pilots, management, ground staff and others will represent the airline at 2 upcoming events that promote awareness for women in aviation and engage a younger generation:
#GirlsCanFly – Saturday, March 5. Click here for details
#GirlsTakeFlight – Saturday, March 12. Click here for details