Inaugural Women in Airports Forum takes place today


The Australian Airports Association (AAA) will today host its inaugural Women in Airports Forum to support the advancement of women across all aspects of the airport industry.

AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said the event was the first major initiative of the Women in Airports Network (WIAN), launched by the AAA earlier this year.

“We launched the Women in Airports Network to create a community that supports the growth and success of women working across our industry,” Ms Wilkie said.

“The forum gives delegates the chance to seek expert advice on building their career and personal brand, whether they work in operational or corporate roles.

“Delegates will also hear practical advice from some of the very best female leaders working in the Australian airport industry today.”

Ms Wilkie said senior executives from Australian airports across the country to share their insights on building a successful career in the industry.

Dedicated communications sessions will also provide opportunities for delegates to gain insights on building their personal brand as they advance their career.

The WIAN was formed in March in recognition of the importance of gender diversity as the airport industry continues to grow to meet rising demand for air travel.

It supports the participation and advancement of women working in both operational and leadership roles.

“With global passenger traffic expected to double in the next 15 years, there will be many great career development opportunities for airport staff in the years ahead,” Ms Wilkie said.

“We want to make sure both women and men are making the most of these opportunities to build rich and rewarding careers in this dynamic and exciting industry.”

The Women in Airports Forum takes place on the Gold Coast today, ahead of the AAA National Conference from 19-22 November.



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