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Women in Aerospace celebrates International Women’s Day

March 5, 2012, Toronto - On Thursday March 8th, 2012 Women in Aerospace - Canada will be hosting a celebration for International Women's Day at the University of Toronto, Faculty Club.


March 5, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

The theme for this year's celebration is in keeping with the United Nation's International Women's Day theme for 2012 – Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures – ”If every International Women’s Day event held in 2012 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.” Attendees of this year's event are encouraged to sponsor a female student, so that they can attend the event. WIA Canada's goal is to inspire these young students by connecting them with successful women who have made significant contributions to the aerospace sector.

Attendees of WIA-Canada's celebration will enjoy afternoon tea, while listening to a panel discussion moderated by Jacquie Perrin from CBC. The panelists consist of some of Canada's brightest women in the aerospace Industry, from companies Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc., Bombardier Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace, MDA, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty and Northstar Aerospace (Canada) Inc. They will provide insight into a range of career options and the path they followed. Attendees are encouraged to engage in discussion with the panelists and will participate in their choice of round table discussion. The event will commence with opening remarks from Deputy Minister, Wendy Tilford from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The goal of this event is to inspire young women by demonstrating that it is possible for women to be leaders in the aerospace Industry.
Please come and celebrate with us on March 8th, 2012 at the University of Toronto, Faculty Club!