Global re­search pro­ject to study women in avi­a­tion lead­er­ship

The study will ex­plore new ways to boost the ad­vace­ment for women into lead­er­ship roles

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A group of five stake­holder or­gan­i­sa­tions ac­tive within the avi­a­tion and aero­space in­dus­try are set to launch a global study, which will ex­plore new ways to boost the re­cruit­ment and ad­vance­ment of women in avi­a­tion lead­er­ship roles.

Set to re­lease in the sec­ond quar­ter of 2019, the joint study will ex­am­ine the causes of any bar­ri­ers of ad­vance­ment, as well as high­light prac­tices and poli- cies that have found suc­cess in pro­mot­ing gen­der di­ver­sity in lead­er­ship.

It is hoped that the study will as­sist in ad­dress­ing the sub­stan­tial gap of fe­male lead­er­ship in avi­a­tion. Such is the case with the Amer­i­can aero­space work­force, where less than one quar­ter are women and an even smaller per­cent­age hold lead­er­ship roles.

As part of the study, a global sur­vey and in­ter­views with women, HR lead­ers, or­gan­i­sa­tion lead­ers, and ed­u­ca­tion lead- ers, will be con­ducted. The study will also ex­am­ine case stud­ies on suc­cess sto­ries in the in­dus­try, as well as a re­view of pre­vi­ously re­leased stud­ies and lit­er­a­ture re­lated to the ad­vance­ment women, both in avi­a­tion and in other in­dus­tries.

The five stake­holder or­gan­i­sa­tions for the pro­ject are the Aero­space In­dus­tries As­so­ci­a­tion, Air­ports Coun­cil In­ter­na­tional, In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion, In­ter­na­tional Avi­a­tion Women As­so­ci­a­tion, and Korn Ferry – Civil Avi­a­tion Prac­tice.

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