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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Women flying high in aerospace industry

Women working in Northern Ireland’s aerospace sector have signed an industry charter.

The women took a significant step towards gender balance within the industry at a recent ADS Group New Year conference, by putting their names to the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.

The Charter was launched in July 2018.

It 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 who signed the Charter.

She said it’s a fantastic initiative for demonstrating the strength and depth of women within the aerospace industry.

IPC Mouldings Managing Director, Joanne Liddle, signs the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter at the ADS Group New Year conference.

“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,” she added.

The conference, which took place at Titanic Belfast, was hosted by ADS NI and supported by Invest Northern Ireland.


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