DCU Mary McAleese Woman in Leadership Series: Women in Leadership in Aviation

ORIX Aviation’s CFO and Board Member, Marie-Louise Kelly was honoured to be invited to speak as part of a panel, alongside industry leaders and champions of diversity, in DCU on June 28th, 2019.

Joining Marie-Louise on the panel were Cathy Mannion, Commissioner of the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation; Lisa Cusack, A330 Pilot with Aer Lingus and Mickael Melaye, Managing Director of Airbus HIS. The panel was moderated by AWAR co-founder and President Amelia Anderson.

The inspiring panel discussion and audience Q&A touched on many   important themes impacting women in leadership: key skillsets needed for the C-suite and the Board room, overcoming the many challenges of becoming a pilot and the pervasive biases women pilots can face, the critical importance of instilling confidence and ambition in girls during their formative years and the need to engage male allies in the quest to drive gender equality.

Special thanks to Sandra Healy of the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity & Inclusion and to Amelia Anderson for inviting Marie-Louise to join the panel.