Women in Aviation | One week is not enough!
Starting on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021, AeroTime dedicated a week to celebrating women in aviation, their impact & achievements: in the past, present, and looking forward to the future. The more we focused on this important work, the more we realised there was still more to be done and that one week is simply not enough. We are therefore extending our work for another week as we continue to showcase the contribution made by women to our sector and as we consider how best to maintain this approach throughout the year - starting with the adoption of a new hashtag #oneweekisnotenough.
We’ve been so proud to publish new and unique content about women who are changing the aviation world through their work. We’ve been honored to publish interviews with some of the most senior women in aviation.
We spoke to women across our sector and across the world, including Kate Staples, the General Counsel at UK CAA, Jacqui Sutton, the COO at Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace, Katherine Bennett, the Senior Vice President at Airbus, leaders at the United States Federal Aviation Administration Deloris W. Martin and Ali McDermott, Temitayo Shittu, the Head of Product and Marketing at Wakanow travel agency, and Simona Liukaityte-Suszczynska, an optical systems engineer who worked on the Perseverance rover.
In a week of ‘firsts’, AeroTime also launched its first television programme called ‘Behind the Scenes’. In partnership with major aviation YouTuber Josh Cahill, the new programme documents the first-ever all-female crewed flight in Afghanistan. We also presented the first 10 ‘AeroTime Aviation Achievement Awards’ to inspirational women across three continents.
At the end of one week highlighting the role women have and continue to play in aviation, the AeroTime team decided that #oneweekisnotenough. It’s an obvious conclusion to reach and we are proud to play our part in highlighting the hard work that is on-going, and helping to promote equality across aviation. We will be continuing this work into the future and we invite everyone else to join us. Thanks to all the inspirational women who featured in our first week and thanks too to those who will now feature in week two. We will continue to promote the cause throughout the year so get in touch if you want to nominate a woman in aviation for us to profile.
Join us and remind everyone that #oneweekisnotenough
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