Women in Aviation and Logistics (WAL) has launched a new mentorship scheme to support and encourage the next generation of female leaders.
The scheme is free to join and will bring together industry leaders, both women and men, to mentor and support women looking to develop their careers in the industry.
WAL has also developed a new online hub (womeninaviationandlogistics.org) to facilitate and support mentors and mentees, who are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours over four months.
Chief executive and founder of freight industry public relations firm, Meantime Communications, Emma Murray (pictured, left) said: “We continue to push for gender parity to future-proof and energise our industry by developing projects with tangible results, as well as monitoring the industry to give constructive feedback.
“For the mentorship scheme, we have put together a workable blueprint, and already have commitment from seventeen industry professionals and counting. Now we need companies and individuals to spread the word and encourage mentees to come forward and mentors to sign up.”
Céline Hourcade (right), founder and managing director of Change Horizon, which supports aviation and logistics organizations’ development and transformation programs, added: “We are calling on more women to sign up and for the industry to properly use this resource to drive change.”
The WAL database is now searchable and hosted on the new website, including women who have registered an interest in speaking at events, putting themselves forward for board membership, and giving expert input for journalists.
The WAL database is free to use and join and already includes over 40 women who are experts in their field.