We interviewed our Sales Manager, Fi Price, on International Women’s Day about her experiences as a woman in the industry and at myairops.
Today, we are celebrating the magnificent achievements of women around the world, especially within the aviation industry and acknowledge the work that still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in all aspects of our society.
At myairops, we are proud to recognize the vital contributions that women make to our team and to the aviation industry as a whole. From software developers to project managers to sales managers, women are integral to the success of our organization.
We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to innovation and progress, and we are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and supported. Today, we celebrate our female colleagues and their important contributions to our team and industry.
Now, lets here what Fi has got to say:
How long have you been working in aviation and what inspired to take up a career in the industry?
I started working in the industry in October 2005, it wasn’t an industry I had really considered but I joined PDQ Airspares in 2005 and instantly fell in love with aviation. I was lucky to have a great role mode at the company in Jo Williams who guided me through the early years of my career and was always there to support me.
What’s your favorite thing about the industry?
I love aviation industry because of its diversity, not only with the people I work with but also the customers and locations I have been able to travel to during my career, I am lucky to have friends all over the world now.
Would you encourage women to take up a career in aviation?
Absolutely, there are such a huge variety of roles in the industry that there is something for everyone. Aviation is a global business so it’s completely inclusive and I have always found everyone to be supportive and helpful.
What advice would you give to young women thinking about a career in aviation?
Focus on a finding a company and people that support your own growth as well as the growth of the company. “We are strongest when we cheer each other on” (Serena Williams)
What technological advancements have you noticed throughout your career?
When I first started working in aviation we were still using faxes and filing huge amounts of paperwork manually, I am happy to say this has greatly changed in the last 18 years and the industry is focused on streamlining processes and reducing the paper logs where possible. Since joining myairops, I’ve been able to see how the latest software systems are being used within aviation and how they are changing the way that flight departments are operating for the better. Historically, aviation has been behind on the technology front, but when you get to see the powerful data-driven capabilities that sit within myairops flight, for example, its really crazy to see how far technology has come.
What do hope to see in the future of aviation for women?
I have seen a huge increase in the number of women in aviation in the last 18 years and I hope that this continues and we see more and more women taking senior positions across the industry. The traditional image of aviation being a man’s industry is changing and I believe that every company can benefit from diversity in their teams, from leadership to mechanics.
In summary, the future is bright for women and especially within the aviation industry. We are seeing an increase in the number of women taking up a career within the industry and we would like to take this moment to celebrate those incredible people who continue to make a difference. myairops are proud to accommodate an environment where we actively encourage women to become leaders and continue to play an integral role in the success of the company and the aviation industry.