Celebrating a decade of incredible events! World’s largest Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence diversity outreach event. Abbotsford International Airport Oct. 1-2 Completely FREE for everyone! #GF2_2022
Join us on October 1-2, 2022 at the Abbotsford International Airport in BC, Canada for the world’s largest diversity outreach event of its kind to inspire female future leaders from shop floor to top floor in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence. Everyone of any age, gender or citizenship is welcome to attend – it’s completely FREE! No registration is required to attend, and parking is also FREE.
The event will feature NASA astronauts, various industry partners and even free flights!
Please let us know which day(s) you are interested in attending and don’t forget to visit Capt. Baldwin at the Pratt and Whitney booth! Learn more about the event!
Did you know? In both Canada and the United States, only 6% of the professional pilot population are women – a statistic largely unchanged in the last 25 years. In Canada, only 2.3% of licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are women. In the Canadian Armed Forces, women account for only 4% of the technical trades and less than 3% of the top command positions. Worldwide, women account for only 1.28% of the global seafarer force.
Why? The reason for these low numbers is not due to lack of interest, rather lack of awareness! There’s a pervasive perecption, often unconcious, that high-tech STEM fields are reserved for men. This perception affects all of us, and is reinforced daily due to lack of change and continual messaging in media, social media and advertising. The low numbers also mean that most women have no direct family or peer connections in high-tech STEM fields. Therefore, it is unreasonable to expect gender and cultural diversity to resolve naturally in these areas.
That’s why the Achieve Anything Foundation, with the support of like-minded industry leaders, chooses an immersive, hands-on approach to improve gender diversity. Our events, projects & programs are always completely free for participants to prevent any barriers to participation.