Women in Aviation and Logistics launches second mentorship programme
15 / 03 / 2023
Women in Aviation and Logistics participants at the launch of the second mentorship
Women in Aviation and Logistics (WAL) has launched its second mentorship programme to support the career aspirations of women professionals and reduce the gender gap in aviation and logistics.
The initiative, which brings together 27 mentor-mentee pairs, includes eight men and 43 women participants from diverse professional backgrounds, including airlines, airports, freight forwarders, IT solution providers, and trade associations.
Key goals for the female mentees during the four-month programme are accelerating professional development, defining a career strategy, and learning from industry leaders.
Mentors will share their knowledge and expertise, and the scheme will help improve gender diversity in the industry by empowering future air cargo leaders.
This year’s mentorship includes professionals with expertise in finance, pricing and revenue optimisation, sales, communication, and sustainable business strategies.
Last year’s mentorship programme proved valuable not only to the mentees, but a number of mentors also reported learning from their mentees through so-called reverse mentorship as well, said WAL.
The relationships formed during the first mentoring programme have outlasted the initial scheme, showing the long-lasting value of networking and mentorship overall, WAL added.
“We are delighted to relaunch our successful mentoring programme, which delivered tremendous value to the participants last year,” said Céline Hourcade, co-founder of WAL and founder and managing director of Change Horizon.
“We are proud to see that among this year’s participants, we have a number of programme alumni who decided to rejoin, including three former mentees who grew stronger in their roles and are coming back as mentors, as well as nine returning mentors.”
“The WAL mentorship programme is a tangible example of how, by working together, we can initiate change,” said Emma Murray, co-founder of WAL and founder and chief executive of Meantime Communications.
“The programme is enabling people from across the globe and across different sectors in the industry to come together, learn from each other, and build lasting relationships to the benefit of our community.”
This second WAL mentorship programme has been made possible thanks to sponsorship support from Airblox, IBS Software and Strike Aviation.
Women in Aviation and Logistics plans second mentorship scheme