Women of Aviation Worldwide Week (WOAW) is a global aviation awareness week for females across the globe. Originally marking the anniversary of the world’s first female pilot license on March 8, 1910, the week is a call to address the gender imbalance in the air and space industries.
This week we will be featuring remarkable aviation professionals from across the ACR Group of companies that make us succeed daily. We would like to thank every woman in the ACR Group for their ongoing support, and #ChooseToChallenge the status quo.
Here is a highlight on Belinda Aborachi, one of our talented team members from ACR ARTEX.
What is your current role at ACR ARTEX?
I am the Aviation Battery Line Lead
What brought you to work in aviation?
I like to work with my hands and to create products. Working in assembly gave me that opportunity.
How long have you been part of the ACR ARTEX team?
What do you find rewarding about your work?
I find it rewarding to be building products that save lives. It gives my work meaning. I also enjoy that there is always something to learn.
What do you find challenging about working in aviation?
It requires you to be extremely detail-oriented and also be a fast learner. But that is also what makes it worthwhile and enjoyable.
What has been the most challenging obstacle in your career journey? How did you overcome this obstacle?
I have worked at many companies with different experiences at each. Regardless of the challenge, I feel like I have grown in each place.
What advice would you give to your 15-year old self?
Find something for the future and create a path for yourself and follow it.
Why is gender diversity within the industry important to you?
It is important for everyone to have the opportunity to work together for a common mission that they choose.
What would you tell young females interested in joining the industry?
This is a beautiful but serious job. You need to pay attention all the time because of the life-saving impact these products have. You have to remember to be flexible, yet responsible, through it all.
Do you have a mentor or idol in aviation?
I don’t have one specific mentor but I aim to learn something from everyone I work with. Everyone has something to teach.
What are some valuable life lessons you have learned while working in aviation?
Working in this industry has taught me a lot of patience. I have learned how to listen to people and learn from everyone I meet. We can all learn from each other’s experiences through active listening and productive conversation.
To learn more about Women of Aviation Week, please visit https://womenofaviationweek.iwoaw.org/