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"It's a man's world," screamed James Brown, but not as much as it used to be in the aerospace...

"It's a man's world," screamed James Brown, but not as much as it used to be in the aerospace and defense industry. By January, Marillyn Hewson will be CEO of Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Phebe Novakovic the head of General Dynamics (GD), joining BAE's Linda Hudson as leaders of major companies in the sector in the U.S. However, the trend of female engineers and scientists entering the industry has stalled or even reversed.
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  • marilyn61
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    Women are excellent in top jobs - calm, intelligent, fair and tough, of this there is no doubt. However equality in the workplace has still not arrived and we need more women in male dominated industries to make this happen. The German Schaeffler Group are currently in the process of expanding their factory in Hungary and two of the top jobs have gone to women, namely Mathe Agnes as Purchasing Manager and Rita Kenyeres as Personnel Manager, but of course it should not be forgotten that Schaeffler is headed by the incredible Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler. They also held a 2 day open doors at their factory in the UK for school children aged between 14 and 16 years, of which there was a good mix of girls and boys, thus giving girls the opportunity to realize first hand the potential for them within the autoparts industry. Also in the UK the Top Business Analyst Award 2011 went to a woman as did the runner's up award. So watch out guys in top jobs - do not get complacent - we want your job !!
    21 Nov 2012, 12:04 PM Reply Like
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