HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Feb. 11, 2020 - PRLog -- Women in Aerospace Canada (WIA-Canada) Atlantic is pleased to announce STELIA Aerospace North America as a Founding Corporate Member.
Funding provided through this Corporate Membership demonstrates STELIA's commitment to the advancement of women in the Aerospace & Defence sector and is a testament to the company's exemplary level of Corporate Social Responsibility and focus on workplace gender and diversity initiatives. The funding will support ongoing activities with WIA-Canada Atlantic to promote and advance careers for women in this industry.
"Women in Aerospace Canada Atlantic is extremely proud to partner with STELIA Aerospace North America through this Founding Corporate Membership," said Eva Martinez, who as Vice-President of WIA-Canada heads the efforts of the organization in Atlantic Canada. "This contribution will play a pivotal role in helping WIA-Canada Atlantic achieve its objectives in the region and raise awareness for gender and diversity initiatives."
Claude Baril, Managing Director of STELIA Aerospace North America noted "Women account for 30% of our workforce encompassing roles from production of aircraft parts, engineering and management positions. We feel that having a gender diverse workforce provides us a competitive advantage. Being gender diverse improves our productivity, fosters better decision making and accounts for higher employee satisfaction and retention. Women can occupy any position in the company, and we could easily reach parity if there were enough women applying for positions at STELIA. STELIA North America is proud to partner with Women in Aerospace Canada Atlantic in support of their efforts to increase visibility for the many talented women working across the industry and their focuses on helping women achieve progressive leadership roles."
ABOUT WOMEN IN AEROSPACE CANADA
Women in Aerospace Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and professional development as well as increasing their visibility in the aerospace community by creating a professional network in Canada and around the globe. The Atlantic arm of WIA-Canada was established in 2015.
ABOUT STELIA AEROSPACE NORTH AMERICA
STELIA Aerospace North America (Composite Manufacturing), headquartered in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, with 2 production sites in Canada and one commercial office in the USA, specializes in the design, development and manufacture of advanced composite structures and sub-assemblies for the North American and European aeronautic, space and defence industries. STELIA North America uses advanced manufacturing technologies including filament winding, automatic fiber placement, hot drape forming, compression molding, out of autoclave manufacturing including resin transfer molding and liquid resin infusion.