An Embry-Riddle Asia student-led executive committee and volunteers from Women in Aviation International, Singapore chapter, recently presented “Women’s Role in the Future of Aviation” held Nov. 3 at the ERC Institute of Singapore.
Two panels were presented with distinguished quest speakers representing the business, logistics and operational aspects of the aviation industry with a focus on women’s past, present and future roles.
The first panel included Edwin Lim, inflight catering operations manager in Southeast Asia and Japan for Jetstar Group; Anna Norwawi, sales team lead of Dedienne Aerospace Singapore, and Christine Cham, regional business development manager of Aviation Labour Group. Future trends in aviation and how women can play a part, female contribution opportunities in the industry, and what educational institutions can do to encourage women to enter the aviation industry were part of the discussion.
The second roundtable consisted of two panelists, Toh You Hao, founder of Revion Ground School, and Song Jing Hui, a commercial pilot with Scoot Airlines. Topics covered during this discussion included future innovation in aviation, potential handicaps for women pilots, job flexibility for female pilots looking to start families and providing subsidies for ground training.
The event concluded with presentation by Embry-Riddle Asia student Vanessa Tan that included insight into how women can contribute to and aid in solving the current and future pilot shortages in the aviation industry.
About Embry-Riddle Asia
Embry-Riddle Asia, based in Singapore and launched in January 2011, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as online programs through academic and business partnerships in Asia. As a part of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus and in association with the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), Embry-Riddle Asia offers part-time, blended-delivery graduate programs specifically for working professionals as well as part-time and full-time undergraduate degrees for students looking to earn their bachelor’s degree both while working or before entering the workforce through a partnership with ERC Institute. Degrees conferred in Singapore carry the same accreditation and industry recognition as Embry-Riddle’s residential campuses in the United States, and locally are approved by the Council for Private Education (a division of the Ministry of Education) for delivery through ERC Institute. For more information, go to asia.erau.edu.