Celebrating Women of Aviation Week with Wendy Cohen

Celebrating Women of Aviation Week with Wendy Cohen

 

Women of Aviation Week is about celebrating women’s accomplishments in aviation and inspiring others to construct the industry’s future. As we highlight the women that are our aerospace leaders, SKYTRAC is proud to encourage more women to join the industry.

Women deliver energy to the industry that facilitates equality and innovation, and SKYTRAC is honored to provide an environment that encourages women to become industry leaders. Because of this, we would like to highlight the talented faces behind our team.

How long have you been working for this company?

I’ve been with ACR for nine years, and started my aviation career in 1996.

What brought you to work in aviation?

I found a position at Sextant Avionique, and I was inspired to expand into aerospace with my bachelor’s degree in French Language and Literature. I had spent so much time cultivating these language skills that I searched for a job that would require it. It was my first job out of college.

Which department to do you work in?

I work in the Operations department.

What positive trait(s) do you feel women bring to the industry?

Women are results driven. Failure is not an option.

What would tell young females interested in joining the industry?

Ignore the noise. Stay focused on your goals and where you want to be in your career.

Do you have a female mentor or idol in the aviation industry?

I am inspired by any women who is able to crack the glass ceiling and emerge through with victory wings on her back.

Do you have any inspiring lessons that you have learned about life while working in the aviation industry?

Things change. When I started 20-plus years ago, I was the only woman at seminars in groups of 30-50 men. Now, there are many, many more women in the industry – some who are very passionate about aviation. It is a much more comfortable environment when you are not the only woman in the room.

To learn more about Women of Aviation Week, visit womenofaviationweek.iwoaw.org