What is it?
The Future of Women in Aviation webinar is where remarkable women in aviation share their unique journeys, challenges, and triumphs. Whether you're an aviation enthusiast, a budding pilot, working in the Aviation Sector or simply curious about the industry, this webinar is for YOU.
Who is it for?
This webinar is aimed at TY and senior cycle students and is open to all aspiring aviators, regardless of gender. Students engage directly with industry pioneers, ask questions, and immerse themselves in the dynamic world of aviation.
Why is it Important?
We explore personal stories, opportunities, challenges, and invaluable contributions of key women in the Irish aviation sector. The goal of this webinar is to encourage and empower young people and professional into the field but also to create awareness and understanding in this area.
Future of Women in Aviation Webinar 2024 - Why Attend?
Representation: Enhances visibility and diversity, breaking traditional gender roles.
Inspiration: Provides role models for aspiring women, showcasing varied career options.
Aviation Education and Training
Access to STEM Education: Promotes equal access to STEM education for girls.
Tailored Programs: Develops education initiatives addressing women's needs and challenges.
Mentorship: Establishes mentorship programs and networks to support women in aviation.
Challenges and Opportunities
Gender Bias: Addresses discrimination and stereotypes to create an equitable environment.
Equal Access: Ensures women have equal opportunities for training, advancement, and leadership.
Inspiration: Celebrates achievements, motivates, and changes perceptions.
Diverse Paths: Showcases varied career journeys, encouraging women to pursue aviation.
2023 event and speakers
John (Drysdale @The Shannon Airport Group)
John Drysdale, Business Development Manager, Shannon Group
John joined Shannon Group in 2017 and now heads up the Shannon International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) Cluster. He is responsible for the development and promotion of the aviation cluster both on and off the airﬁeld, which now has over eighty businesses and three thousand employees. John is a non-executive Director of Propeller Shannon; this is a global aviation startup accelerator scheme funded by Enterprise Ireland and a number of stakeholders, including Boeing and the Irish Aviation Authority. He is the industry mentor on the Industry Advisory Committee for the Irish Aviation Students council (IASA) and an aviation programme validation committee member for the Technology University of the Shannon (TUS). John also sits on the Aviation Industry advisory board at Dublin City University and has been a long-standing member of the industry steering committee for the ICBE Aviation Skillnet. John is an EASA Part 66 licensed aircraft Engineer, holds numerous technical and academic qualiﬁcations/accreditations in Aviation and Business Leadership and is a recent graduate from Dublin City University’s Masters in Aviation Leadership programme.