Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), an important day globally which marks a call to action to accelerate gender parity and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s a day at British Aviation Group (BAG) we are proud to recognise. BAG is proud to support the ‘Women in Aviation & Aerospace charter” and believe this is an important step towards achieving a more diverse workforce in aviation.
At BAG we know we are on a journey and we are committed to being a a diverse and inclusive organisation, which reflects the communities and society in which we serve. It’s important to acknowledge that women are underrepresented in our industry and indeed in our own organisation and while this is beginning to change, progress is slower than we would like. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to more holistic decision making, increased innovation, higher performance, and importantly greater employee engagement.
This is a particularly exciting times for us as we look to the future of BAG; for the first time ever our Next Generation group has an has an all-female elected leadership, which presents a fantastic opportunity for us to inspire and show young women what is achievable.
Our first event in celebration of IWD is a virtual roundtable which sees us bring together the women on our Board and members of our ‘Next Gen’ group. Please see below to hear all about their experiences as role models and how they are working hard to accelerate our efforts to ‘break the bias’.
Please visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ to find this year’s campaign for IWD #breakthebias –
we encourage our members to use the resources available and celebrate the day.