Women in Aviation Day
In celebration of “Women in Aviation Day”, girls in secondary school science programmes were invited to spend a day at the University of Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Campus and at Bristow to listen to, speak with, and experience possibilities in the field of aviation.
Historically, women have been significantly under-represented in the STEM sector; typically making up only 10-20% of the global workforce. This impacts women in a very practical sense, by depriving them of rewarding and potentially lucrative careers. SI Esperance sought to change perceptions, attitudes and cultural stereotypes towards women in aviation and promote visibility of women in leadership positions in the aviation sector in Trinidad.
The goal was to make girls aware of the careers available in aviation and inspire them to consider employment in these areas.