De Havilland Aircraft of Canada has launched a new program with the non-profit organization Women in Aerospace Canada (WIA-Canada) to advance career development opportunities for women across the company and Canadian aerospace sector.
The Women in Aerospace at De Havilland Canada program is a six-month development initiative that will see its first participants undertake leadership, mentoring, and skills development activities.
Under the new program, an initial group of women from across De Havilland Canada’s Calgary, Victoria, and Toronto offices will participate in ongoing training and mentoring with members of the executive team. In addition, the program features face-to-face events, expert exposure, and special funding for each participant to engage in self-directed learning.
“WIA-Canada is dedicated to supporting aerospace companies in their efforts to expand career opportunities for women,” said Nancy Barber, executive member president of WIA Canada and De Havilland Canada. “Our industry has so many talented women professionals making a difference, and Canadian aerospace is only going to be even better when more are in leadership positions. We are thrilled to partner with De Havilland Canada and commend them for their strong commitment to the WIA Program.”