Honoring International Women’s Day at Web Manuals


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Honoring International Women’s Day at Web Manuals

Web Manuals is a great supporter of International Women’s Day and is proud to have a 50/50 ratio of male to female employees, hiring seven females in the past year. In an industry which has traditionally been male dominated, Web Manuals is testimony to the changes we hope to continually see and encourage in the aviation and technology sector.

Annika Aneskog, Account Executive, shared some of her thoughts:

“I’ve always wanted to work within the aviation business since I was a little girl. Traveling, flying and piloting has always been something I’ve been passionate about and I was fortunate enough to get accepted to the government-funded Aviation High School, Scandinavian Aviation Academy, (fun fact: their new name is OSM Aviation Academy and are clients to Web Manuals) in Sweden where I got my CPL and finally completed my flight training with the MCC-course, IR/ME and ATPL-theory back in 2009. Ever since then I’ve worked in aviation and technology, combining the two where I’ve been able to understand air operators’ organisational structures and needs on a deeper technological level while flying smaller Single Engine-planes for fun on the side.”

“During my flight training years, I was too often told that ‘women can’t be pilots’. I’m pleased to say this only spurred me on, I received my commercial pilot license in 2009 and continue to fly single-engine planes whenever possible. The industry is progressing, my sister recently became a first officer to work for one of the largest airlines in Europe flying a Boeing 737″

“I’m proud to be working for a company that is constantly ‘choosing to challenge’ the traditional statistics and is taking steps to diversify the industry. There is still a long way to go – in 2020 a mere 5% of pilots and 27% of tech are women – so let’s change that!”

“My advice is to just go for it, don’t look at the stats or think you can’t apply for a job because “this is a typical man’s job” – dream and strive for any career or job because you WANT to and because you’re PASSIONATE about it – that’s all that matters in the end!”

Sofia Ekholm, Customer Success Executive, added about her experiences working in aviation:

“Aviation for me means joy. Being a part of an industry that is able to give that to people is a great feeling. Aviation is going through major changes in terms of sustainability, innovation and of course digitization. To see that change up close and also being a part of the solution has been a great learning experience for me.”

“When I first started working for Web Manuals I did not know much about aviation. I remember the first time I went to a conference in the US and I saw the “Top 40 Under 40 Award” posters everywhere, and I thought to myself that I wanted to be there before I turned 40.”

“Both Web Manuals and our customers have welcomed me with open arms. Especially a big thank you to all our customers that have taken the time to teach me so much during the years. From my personal experience, aviation professionals are very proud of their profession and are always happy to share both their expertise and personal journeys.”

“So, don’t be scared to join this industry, there is plenty of room for us and there are many willing to help you evolve both as a person and as a professional.”

Karen Hovgaard, one of Web Manuals new-hires of 2021 concludes:

“I choose to work in tech because it is solution-oriented and the possibilities are endless. Companies like Web Manuals take on the challenge to contribute technologies that can reshape aviation. It’s extra exciting for me as a legal professional that Web Manuals offers a document management system that helps aviation companies meet both operational efficiency and regulatory compliance.”

“Aviation is more than flying planes, as tech is more than computers. These industries are so wide that there’s a lot of opportunities for women and men to play a role. To employers, let’s get this message across. To women, we can’t complain that there are too few women role models in tech and aviation unless we do take part and usher a diversity of ideas and perspectives. So let’s do this!”

Join our team of strong, driven and powerful women: https://webmanuals.aero/career