Karvi Group was proud to lead the organization of the International Aviation Womens Association’s (IAWA) inaugural Aerospace & Defense Leadership Forum. This one-day conference brought together executives and leaders from across the aerospace and aviation industry to discuss the strategic topic of gender balance, diversity and inclusivity. Timing of this event coincided with the release of the groundbreaking new (2019) Korn Ferry study ‘Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling’, bringing data-driven information to management to help understand and lead change in the strengthening and sustainment of their workforce.
This topic remains a key focus across the industry, as the natural demographics of the retiring baby-boomer aged workforce, a change in gender balance of students graduating from universities, and a gap in early-age awareness to this exceptional STEM-related high-tech industry. With the ever-increasing competition for talent, new thinking is a critical component of strategy.
Keynote speakers included:
Ms. Lisa Hershman, Chief Management Officer, US Department of Defense, and Ms. Stephanie Hill, Senior Vice President, Business Enterprise Transformation, Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Leading industry participants included:
AAR Corp • Advanced Business Events • Airbus Americas, Inc. • Airlines For America (A4A) • BRPH • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University • FAA • FedEx • HPM • Jenner & Block LLP • Karvi Group • Lockheed Martin • NASA • Nassar Abogados • National Air & Space Museum • National Air Traffic Controllers Association • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals • Raytheon • Rolls-Royce • Safran Helicopter Engines • Safran USA • Space Florida • The Boeing Company • University of California – Irvine • University of North Dakota – John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences • US Department of Defense • Vaughn College • Velocity Squared Collaborative Principal
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