Flying higher

Mentorship program helps break down barriers in aviation and aerospace
By Deanna Stacey
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/27/2019
Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines and the Northern Lights Aero Foundation partnered to create a mentorship program in 2018. Credit: Porter Airlines

Women are generally underrepresented in aviation and aerospace. Aviation started out as a male-dominated industry and still is for many roles. So women do not always see the possibilities available when starting out in their careers. 

The Northern Lights Mentorship Program is a way for experienced aviation professionals to pay it forward by connecting with aspiring professionals in this field. 

Porter Airlines and the Northern Lights Aero Foundation partnered to create the program in 2018 as a space for mentors, both male and female, to motivate and inspire women to pursue opportunities in aviation and aerospace, while enhancing their own leadership and communication skills.