Today is International Women’s Day, occurring during Women of Aviation Week Worldwide. There are a plethora of official events going on, which can be viewed at WomenOfAviationWeek.org.
Below are two tables from the FAA’s 2017 U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics. They’re not great representations of the rotorcraft industry, specifically, but are still worth checking out:
The question R&WI Senior Managing Editor Amy Kluber and I are asking today is, “Is the rotorcraft industry doing enough to recruit and retain women in the workforce?” Do you think women were well represented? If not, how do you think we can do better, moving forward? Who are the women you're looking to highlight during this celebratory week?
Also — although I didn't think to say this in the video — what do you think R&WI could do to better in this regard?
Let us know what you think in the comments. You could end up in the next issue of R&WI.