THE women of Northern Ireland’s aerospace sector took a significant step towards gender balance within the industry at Thursday’s ADS Group New Year Conference, by signing the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.
The Charter, which was launched in July 2018, makes a commitment to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry for women across the aviation and aerospace sector. It also focuses on driving diversity and inclusion within the sector and providing fair opportunities for women to succeed at the highest levels.
Joanne Liddle, Managing Director of leading aerospace manufacturing company, IPC Mouldings, was one of the women in attendance who signed the Charter. Joanne said, “The Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter is a fantastic initiative for demonstrating the strength and depth of women within the aerospace industry. Whilst at times we may not like to admit it, women are underrepresented in the industry, however the Charter gives us the confidence going forward that our voices will be heard. I’m delighted to join the 80 signatories that have now signed the Charter and look forward to seeing it going from strength to strength.”
The conference, which took place at Titanic Belfast, was hosted by ADS NI and supported by Invest Northern Ireland.