Call for more female air ambulance pilots and medics on International Women's Day
Female pilots and medics are being encouraged to join the East Anglian Air Ambulance to mark International Women's Day today.
The life-saving charity, which covers East Anglia from its bases in Norwich and Cambridge, has female staff but would like a more even split of frontline men and women.
More than half of the charity’s directors and senior managers at EAAA are female. However, when it comes to the charity’s frontline teams, these are largely made up of male colleagues. The divide is as follows: Paramedics – 17 male / 3 female, Doctors – 30 male / 14 female and Pilots – 17 male / 1 female.
The aviation industry is even less diverse, with male pilots making up 95% of all commercial pilots in the UK.
People are being encouraged to join a live, open, virtual panel discussion tonight at 8pm with the aim to encourage, celebrate and inspire the next generation and spark meaningful conversations around equality.
The event can be accessed from the EAAA website and will be streamed live on the EAAA Facebook page.