A group of three AGS Girls attended and event run by CHC Helicopters at RGC on International Women’s Day. This event was a fantastic opportunity to interact with female pupils who may have an interest in pursuing a degree / career in the industry.
This was a great opportunity to allow our pupils to informally meet / ask questions and receive advice on the industry etc.
The event had a selection of female guest speakers, who were able to share their stories, journey and successes with attendees and to inform them of their career path.
Positions included; Pilots, Engineers, Business Leaders and Industry Professionals who were able to share their expertise and knowledge with female individuals.
Despite their organisation being involved in Aviation / Engineering, they had have females from a variety of different roles within the organisation to speak and offer their advice and expertise to students. These range from a wide variety of organisations in Aberdeen which operate in the sector.
“The event empowered me to do the best I can to push against all odds. The ladies I met gave me lots of advice and I really enjoyed the event as a whole.” – Vanessa Emmett B4
Two of our S4 Girls also had the opportunity to attend another event on International Woman’s day at VattenFall Aberdeen. Places were limited to ten throughout the city. There were three workshops the Girls took part in:
- Inspirational Woman
- The wind farm
- Woman in Leadership
Vattenfalls aim was to Inspire young women to look towards a career in STEM, Support development of leadership, communication and teamwork skills, Develop their problem-solving abilities, Give the students an experience within an international energy company office environment, Introduce the students to a local employer.