EMV celebrates women of aviation

12 March 2021
Lead Officer Aviation Operations, Amy, next to Firebird Helicopter

Victoria’s emergency management sector celebrated Women of Aviation Week this week to acknowledge global aviation awareness and the capabilities that women bring to the industry.

Women make up an essential part of Victoria’s emergency management aviation response, however they are often under-represented in the depictions shared of the industry. To help change that, EMV has profiled some of our sector’s women of aviation on VicEmergency social media platforms.

We celebrated a range of aviation roles, increasing awareness of the diversity of role models present and the wide variety of career options available for women in this industry. This included a range of agencies such as Department of Land, Water, Environment and Planning, Emergency Management Victoria, Life Saving Victoria, Parks Victoria, and Paton Air.

Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp wants more women represented in the sector, both in aviation and emergency management.

“Women of Aviation Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the many role models across our sector who work as part of our aviation response, and highlighting the work they do, every day to help keep our community safe,” said Commissioner Crisp.

“This week is also an important reminder about addressing the gender imbalance in the sector and to making our workplaces more inclusive and equal.”

“By sharing these stories and images of just some of the remarkable women working as part of our aviation emergency response, we can encourage and support more women to pursue careers across a wide range of roles within our sector.”

Visit the VicEmergency Facebook (External link) and Twitter pages (External link) to meet some of our sector’s women of aviation.