Sharing in Growth and its beneficiaries now account for 20 of the total 120 signatories to the Women in Aviation and Aerospace (WiAA) Charter.
They join companies like BAE Systems, Boeing, British Airways, Easy Jet, Leonardo, Rolls-Royce, Thales and Virgin Atlantic in their Charter commitment of working together to build a more balanced and fair industry for women.
Sharing in Growth had already recruited ten companies to support the Charter, having run a seminar for its beneficiaries in Derby earlier this year. Then at the Sharing in Growth All STAR (Sharing Together Achieves Results) event in London this month WiAA co-chair Katherine Bennett CBE senior vice president of Airbus was invited to explain the importance of the Charter in helping industry attract the best talent.
She said: “The Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter has made great progress since it was launched last July. Seeing so much commitment from the aviation and aerospace industries to work towards gender equality is promising for our future.”
Sharing in Growth CEO Andy Page also urged companies to support the Charter which he said was intrinsically linked to Sharing in Growth’s vision of developing highly valued manufacturing for this generation and the next.
Companies then signed the Charter during the event bringing the Sharing in Growth beneficiary total of 19. The latest signatories were:
- Castle Precision Engineering
- Ferranti Technologies
- JJ Churchill
- Middlesex Aerospace
- Sigma Components
- SL Engineering
They join existing signatories:
- ATL Turbine Services
- CW Fletcher
- Martin Aerospace
- MB Aerospace
- Safran Helicopters
- South West Metal Finishing
- Unitech Aerospace
- Walker Precision Engineering
The Government is also continuing to work hard on stressing the importance of the Charter, with the Charter forming part of both the Aerospace Sector Deal and the Aviation Strategy launched in December.